Category Archives: Thailand Labour Law

Unpaid Sick Leave

One of our clients in Thailand has an employee who had recently joined them. They were just been informed that she had been diagnosed with stage 3 cancer before she joined them. They wanted to know about paid and unpaid sick leave. How many days of sick leave per Thailand labour law is allowed for […]

Work Rules and Regulations

The Thai Labour Law requires both Thai and foreign employers who employ a total of ten or more employees to arrange for their work rules and regulations in Thai to be announced in the work place within 15 days from the day they started employing 10 or more employees and send a copy of the […]

Labour Welfare in Thailand

In Thailand, labour welfare is considered as a major concern where employers are required to provide the sufficiently comfortable, clean, and safe working conditions to all employees. To ensure that the employee is entitled to benefit from safe working conditions, the Minister of Labour issue Ministerial Regulations Concerning the Provision of Labour Welfare in Workplace […]

Retirement Age of Employees

Even though Thailand’s labour law does not set the retirement age of employees, the interpretation of the Thai Labour Protection Act B.E. 2541 (1998) includes the fact that the retirement of employees is a termination of contract of employment. In case, an employer has included a retirement age in the work regulation, the employer shall […]

Thailand minimum wage hike policy

Studies show that minimum wage hike policy for 2012 has posed no effect on Thailand’s overall economy, indicated by low unemployment rate and a small number of layoff, while business owners have been able to adjust themselves well for the minimum wage hike. Therefore, it is expected that the minimum wage hike in 2013 will […]

Thailand Social Security – claims for compensation

To prevent deprivation of rights, the member of Thailand Social Security or so called insured persons should claim social security compensation within 1 year after the date entitled to compensations in any of the following cases except for the unemployment benefit: In the event of illness or accident and the insured persons received medical treatment at […]