Thailand In Focus : Employment Law


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.

Course 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
  • Retirement
  • Remuneration structure
  • Wage payment
  • Overtime payment
  • Payment for work during holidays
  • Working hours, rest days, public holidays
  • 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 unconsumed annual leave
  • Severance payments
  • Special severance payments
  • Exemption for severance payments
  • Unfair Dismissal
  • Precedent cases from Supreme Court Judgments of Thailand on legal issues on termination of employment
  • Ways to minimize company’s potential risks and avoid litigation of wrongful termination

Who Should Attend

HR Managers/Directors, HR practitioners or
personnel who are handling or need to handle Thai employees in Thailand

Trainer Profile

Threenuch Bunruangthaworn
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)

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12/4/2019 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
160 Robinson Road #06-01 SBF Center SINGAPORE 068914 SINGAPORE

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