thailand - Employment & Labour Law

MOL to finalize Minimum Wage increase in March

BANGKOK, Feb 20 (NNT) - The Minimum Wage Committee plans to finalize this year’s Minimum Wage increase for all 77 provinces within March.
Date: 20 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Thai News Agency

Labor Minister holds event to Promote Health Insurance

CHONBURI, Feb 8, (NNT) - The Ministry of Labour has held an event to promote health among insurance policyholders in Amata City Industrial Estate in Chonburi Province, providing medical check-ups for employees from various companies operating in the estate.
Date: 08 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Thai News Agency

Workmen's Compensation Act now covers Three More Groups of Employees

BANGKOK, Nov 16, (NNT) - The Ministry of Labor has revealed that the Workmen’s Compensation Act (No.2) B.E 2561 now covers 3 more groups of employees, accounting for 1 million people who will benefit from medical coverage.
Date: 16 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Government amends Law, allowing Former Convicts to find Jobs

BANGKOK, Nov 4 (NNT) - Former convicts who have undergone training as masseurs while behind bars will get an opportunity to rebuild their careers now that the cabinet has removed a requirement that they wait for at least a year before taking up jobs in the health industry.
Date: 04 November 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

New Compensation Act to take effect from December 9

BANGKOK, Oct 29 (NNT) - The new Compensation Act will take effect from December 9th, 2018, with the aim of benefiting both employees and employers.
Date: 29 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Labor Ministry promotes Legal Employment Abroad

BANGKOK, Oct 28 (NNT) - The Ministry of Labor has come up with new measures to effectively solve the problem of Thais working illegally.
Date: 28 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Labor Minister issues Policies to Officials in Nakhon Sawan

NAKHON SAWAN, Oct 22, (NNT) - The Labor Minister has delivered 2019 state policies to related officials in Nakhon Sawan, which is 238 kilometers north of Bangkok. The minister highlighted management and development measures that were urgent and applicable to the offices at the local level.
Date: 22 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Worker's Death compensated by Ministry of Labour

BANGKOK, Oct 3 (NNT) - The Ministry of Labour has compensated the family of a worker killed by the collapse of an old pagoda at Wat Phraya Tham Sut and has promised to provide the best care for the injured.
Date: 03 October 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA receives Support from Labor Groups for Enactment of New Labor Protection Law

BANGKOK, Sept 26 (NNT) - Representatives of various labor groups have expressed support for the National Legislative Assembly’s enactment of a new version of the Labor Protection Act.
Date: 26 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA accepts Draft Labor Protection Bill for Deliberation

BANGKOK, Sept 21 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has agreed to accept the draft labor protection bill for deliberation.
Date: 21 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA discusses Amendments to Labor Protection Act

BANGKOK, Sept 20 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has deliberated on amendments to the Labor Protection Act to provide employee protection in accordance with international standards.
Date: 20 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Labor and Migrant Rights Groups press for Legislation on Labor

BANGKOK, Sept 4 (NNT) - Civil organizations concerned with basic human rights for migrants have called on the government to move forward with its deliberations on the Forced Labor Protection and Eradication Act draft, to ensure greater care for laborers in the future.
Date: 04 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Employers in Samut Sakhon reminded to hire Disabled Workers

SAMUT SAKHON, Sept 4 (NNT) - Samut Sakhon province has encouraged workplaces with more than 100 workers to hire persons with disabilities according to the law.
Date: 04 September 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

105 Workplaces awarded for Employees' Health Promotion

BANGKOK, Aug 22 (NNT) - A total of 105 workplaces were awarded for their promotion of employees' health.
Date: 22 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Labor Ministry raises Brainstorms on changing Labor Market

BANGKOK, Aug 22 (NNT) - The Ministry of Labor held a forum to gather information on the changing labor market due to digital transformations and to find solutions to such labor problems.
Date: 22 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

New Worker's Compensation Act adds Privileges and Coverage

BANGKOK, July 20 (NNT) - The new Workmen’s Compensation Act passed by the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has extended protection to over 10 million workers and added benefits for both employers and employees. Chairman of the NLA committee deliberating the Workmen’s Compensation Act, Gen Supakorn Sanguanchatsornkrai, has announ ...
Date: 20 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Government opens 11 Job Ready Centers Nationwide

BANGKOK, July 19 (NNT) - The Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister, Gen. Prawit Wongsuwan, presided over the opening of the Job Ready Center to help undergraduates find jobs. The event was held at the Ministry of Labor on Thursday (July 19th).
Date: 19 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

DLPW steps up Enhancement in Labor Relations Services

BANGKOK, July 3 (NNT) - The Department of Labor Protection and Welfare (DLPW) has ordered labor relations units to monitor and assess the labor situation in bid to solve persisting issues effectively.
Date: 03 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Labor Protection and Welfare Department to extend Maternity Leave by Eight days

BANGKOK, July 1 (NNT) - Thai women will likely to be able to take eight more maternity leave days, bringing the total to 98 a year, as authorities are seeking to reconcile related local laws and international obligations.
Date: 01 July 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Civil Servants urge NLA to amend Draft Pension-Related Laws

BANGKOK, June 28 (NNT) - A group of civil servants has petitioned the National Legislative Assembly to request the amendment of three draft laws related to the government’s pension policy.
Date: 28 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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Ambushed fiscal named Mindoro judge

MANILA, Jun 21 (PNA) - A female prosecutor who was shot and wounded as she was entering her home in Oriental Mindoro last June 10 is among the newly-appointed judges, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevara announced on Friday.

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ASEAN Chamber of Commerce, UiTM ink MoU to collaborate in Various Areas

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 22 (Bernama) - ASEAN Chamber of Commerce and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to pave the way for collaboration in various areas of entrepreneurship, including research.

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President Jokowi to attend 34th ASEAN Summit in Thailand

Jakarta, Jun 20 (ANTARA) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo will attend the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, from June 22 to 23, 2019.

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PCC OKs East West purchase of PBCOM Auto Loan Portfolio

MANILA, Jun 19 (PNA) - The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) approved the acquisition by East West Banking Corporation (East West) of the auto loan portfolio of Philippine Bank of Communications (PBCom).

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RI hopes for Progress in Timor Leste joining ASEAN

Jakarta, Jun 19 (ANTARA) - The Indonesian government has expressed its hopes that the ongoing evaluation of Timor Leste will result in its becoming a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

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MyCC to focus Efforts on Monitoring Cement Industry

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 19 (Bernama) - The Malaysia Competition Commission (MyCC) says it will focus its efforts on consistently monitoring the cement industry in order to complement the government’s initiative in protecting the welfare of consumers.

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Amended Code did not affect Conflict of Interest - Witness

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 18 (Bernama) - The Code of Ethics for Administration Members and Members of Parliament was amended by the Cabinet in 2013 but did not affect the conflict of interest provision, according to a Cabinet former deputy secretary-general (Constitution and Communication).

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Court urges Johor PTG to meet Orang Asli to settle Compensation Issue

JOHOR BAHRU, Jun 18 (Bernama) - The High Court here today encouraged the state Land and Mines Office (PTG) to engage in discussions with the Seletar tribe Orang Asli of Kuala Masai with the aim of settling compensation due as a result of wrongful acquisition of their land in Stulang Laut.

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Ex-CJ speaks out against Lawyers' Tendency to seek Postponements

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 16 (Bernama) - Former Chief Justice Tun Zaki Azmi has spoken out against the tendency by certain defence lawyers to seek postponements of cases being heard in court.

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New Competition Commission already under Fire

Myanmar’s professed commitment to competition reform has come under fire after the government packed the new Competition Commission with bureaucrats serving under a minister.

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NA Deputies give Opinions on Revised Labour Code

Hanoi, Jun 12 (VNA) - The revised Labour Code will the focus during the sitting of lawmakers on June 12 in the ongoing 7th session of the 14th National Assembly.

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Ability to pay Taxes Online a Boon for Vietnam’s Import-Export Businesses

Hanoi, Jun 6 (VNS/VNA) - Around 99 percent of import and export tax payments in Ho Chi Minh City are made online, according to the customs department.

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OWWA joins Urban Poor Caravan

MANILA, Jun 8 (PNA) - The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) will be joining the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) caravan to inform the public of its programs on overseas employment.

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Palace declares June 24 Holiday in Manila

MANILA, Jun 6 (PNA) - Malacañang has declared June 24 as a special, non-working holiday in the City of Manila in celebration of its 448th founding anniversary.

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Legal Profession faces inherent Risks not Exclusive to NUPL

MANILA, Jun6 (PNA) - A state lawyer of the Office of the Solicitor General said Thursday the legal profession faces "inherent risks not exclusive to the National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL)".

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DOJ forms Panel to probe Jacky Co Case

MANILA, Jun 6 (PNA) - A prosecution panel has been assigned for the preliminary investigation on the complaints filed against alleged Chinese drug lord Jacky Co and others implicated in the smuggling of PHP1.8 billion worth of illegal drugs into the country.

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Myanmar still short of Judges, says Supreme Court

The number of judges in the country is just two thirds of the number required, according the 2018 annual report of the Union Supreme Court.

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RCI on Judicial Misconduct is what People Want - Dr Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA, Jun 5 (Bernama) - The government agreed to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) on judicial misconduct because this is what the people want, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

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