Thailand’s labour laws and regulations differ from other neighboring Asian countries including Singapore. Comparing to other countries in South East Asia, Thailand’s labour laws are rather highly developed and protective of employee's rights and benefits. Labour cases are more likely to end in favour of employees. Thailand’s employment laws include working conditions such as maximum work hours, holidays, sick leave, minimum wage and severance pay. Nevertheless, they also provide employers with the flexibility in managing labour, such as in areas of staff recruitment processes, retrenchment policies etc.
The workshop will provide the brief overview of the minimum requirements that foreign employers should be aware of with regards to Thailand’s existing labour laws and regulations including the answers to questions frequently asked by foreign investors throughout the speaker’s experience and practice.
Programme Outline :
- Legal Compliance for Employment Issues
- Minimum Statutory Terms
- Key Statutes
- Labor Protection Act B.E. 2541 (1998)
- Thai Civil and Commercial Code
- Conditions of Employment
- Probationary period
- Remuneration structure
- Wage payment;
- Overtime payment;
- Payment for work during holidays
- Working hours, rest periods, overtime, public holidays
Other types of leaves
- Termination of Employment
- Dismissal for cause statutory
- Dismissal due to restructuring or modernization
- Notice periods
- Compensation on termination of employment
- Payment in lieu of notice
- Payment for unused annual leave
- Severance payments
- Special severance payments
- Exemption for severance payments
- Unfair Dismissal
- Precedent Cases from Supreme Court Judgements of Thailand on legal issues on termination of employment
- How to minimize company’s potential risks & avoid litigation of wrongful termination
Any foreign investors doing business in Thailand, as employer, requires a basic knowledge of the country’s labor laws and practices. Ignorance of such may result in a costly legal dispute. The aim is to avoid any potential unlawful practices, employment & labour disputes. Throughout this workshop, key types of employment contracts mostly practice in Thailand will be covered.
Who Should Attend
Any foreign investors planning to do business in Thailand or for HR Teams who are handling Thai employees.
Partner, Bangkok, ZICOlaw (Thailand) Limited
Threenuch Bunruangthaworn is a partner in ZICOlaw (Thailand) Limited. Her practice focuses on corporate and commercial matters, competition law and employment. Threenuch has extensive experience in assisting both Thai and foreign multinational clients in setting up their business operations and advising on relevant laws regarding foreign investment legal compliance in Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar. She has been involved in a number of transactions concerning cross border acquisitions. Threenuch also advises a number of labour legal issues for compliance with Thai labour laws.
Threenuch joined ZICOlaw (Thailand) in October 2007, prior to which she was a Legal Intern in Cohen Stimpert & Ford LLP, Los Angeles, (June 2007) and Legal Officer at the Bureau of Finance and Fiscal, The Comptroller General’s Department in The Ministry of Finance, Bangkok, Thailand (November 2001 - May 2002)
Fee Per Pax
(inclusive of GST)
15 February 2019 (Fri)
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
160 Robinson Road #06-01, SBF Center
SBF Member - $285
Non-Member - $385
Fee include course materials & tea break
Upon completion of the workshop, each participant will receive a certificate of attendance
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