In the course of running a business, you will come to learn that Thailand places a lot of emphasis on protecting the interest of employees. There are several legal Acts and regulations implemented for the protection of labourers and employees, whereby the Thai Civil & Commercial Code and the Labour Protection Act are the most prominent.
If you would intend to prepare an Employment Contract for your employees, Umpire Legal can assist you in drafting the contract as per the terms of agreement with your employees. The Employment Contract should not be contrary to the labour related laws, and provisions of the said laws would apply in the absence of an Employment Contract.
Upon confirmation of a full time employment, there is a probation period of 120 days. Employees should be registered for social security funds with the Social Security Office within 30 days as from the date on which they start working for the employer. Companies having ten or more employees are required to file their work rules and regulations with the Labour department.
The employment which is for an indefinite period can be terminated on the following basis:
Instant dismissal with no advance notice and without being liable to pay severance is possible if:
Labour disputes due to the employer’s wrongful termination or the employee’s unfair demand for severance pay may be settled in the following ways: