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Labour Protection Act and Employment Law

Advice on Thai Labour Protection Act, employment, termination, advance notice and labour disputes.

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Thailand has a comprehensive legal framework governing employment relationships, and there are several key employment law topics that both employers and employees should be aware of:

  1. Labour Protection: The Thai Labour Protection Act establishes the basic rights of employees and sets minimum employment conditions, including working hours, holidays, and leave entitlements. It outlines provisions for minimum wages, overtime pay, and work on holidays.
  1. Employment Contracts: Employment contracts are essential in defining the terms and conditions of employment. These contracts should be agreed in writing and should cover key aspects such as job duties, working hours, compensation, and termination conditions.
  1. Minimum Wage: Thailand sets a minimum wage that varies by region and is subject to periodic adjustments. Employers are obligated to pay employees at least the specified minimum wage as specified in the province where they are employed.
  1. Working Hours and Overtime: The standard working hours in Thailand are eight hours per day, 5-6 days per week. Any work performed beyond normal or agreed working hours is considered overtime and must be compensated at a higher rate.
  1. Holidays and Leave: The Labour Protection Act provides for annual leave, sick leave, and public holidays. Employees are entitled to certain days off with pay, and employers are generally required to provide sick leave with pay.
  1. Social Security: The Social Security Act mandates that both employers and employees contribute to the Social Security fund, which covers benefits such as medical care, maternity leave, unemployment, disability, and old-age pensions.
  1. Termination of Employment: Termination of employment is regulated by specific procedures outlined in the Labour Protection Act. Employers must adhere to these procedures, which include providing notice &/or severance pay, depending on the circumstances.
  1. Work Permits: Foreign nationals working in Thailand generally require work permits. Employers are responsible for ensuring that their foreign employees comply with immigration and work permit regulations.

Understanding and complying with these key Labour Protection Act and employment law topics, is crucial for both employers and employees operating in Thailand. AO will assist businesses in ensuring compliance with the latest regulations and any changes in the law.

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Khun Chuanpit is a Certified Lawyer and Notary Public who heads our legal services team that assists our clients in ensuring proper corporate set-ups and legal compliance. She joined AO in 2012 and holds her law degree from Ramkhamhaeng University. She also has an MBA from the University of Waikato in New Zealand and an Accounting Bachelor’s degree from Srinakarinwirot University.‍

Khun Chuanpit plays a key role in assisting clients with company formation and registration of business licenses and BOI applications. She also handles our clients’ corporate secretarial, visas and work permits, ongoing BOI compliance and other regulatory reporting.

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