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Thai Court orders Poultry Farm to pay Myanmar Workers

Thailand's Supreme Court again approved payment of 1.7 million baht in compensation by Thammakaset Thai poultry farm on September 14, according to the Thai-based Migrant Worker Rights Network (MWRN).
Date: 18 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Minimum Wage likely to increase Next Year

BANGKOK, 12 September 2017 (NNT) - The Ministry of Labor has revealed that the minimum daily wage could slightly increase next year as the Thai economy shows signs of improvement.
Date: 12 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

MOL hears Public opinion on Foreign Workers Administration Royal Decree

BANGKOK, 7 September 2017 (NNT) - The Ministry of Labor (MOL) organized a seminar to hear public opinions on the Royal Decree of the Administration of Foreign Workers 2017, while the feedback from the seminar will be used to amend and revise the law.
Date: 07 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

New Labor Protection Act effective from 1 September

BANGKOK, 5 September 2017 (NNT) - The Department of Labor Protection and Welfare disclosed that the Labor Protection Act 2017 has become effective. The wage committee can now determine hourly minimum wages to promote employment, especially among students, disabled workers and the elderly.
Date: 05 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

SMEs urge Government, NLA to relax New Alien Worker Law

BANGKOK, 27th August 2017 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has received a petition containing a list of suggestions from SME operators who have been affected by the enforcement of the new migrant worker management law.
Date: 27 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Labor Protection and Welfare Department advises Employers to legally demand Security Deposit for Work from Employees

BANGKOK, 8 August 2017 (NNT) - The Department of Labor Protection and Welfare has advised employers to legally demand security deposit for work from their employees in accordance with the law.
Date: 08 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA satisfied with Samut Prakan’s Foreign Worker Policy Implementation

BANGKOK, 30th July 2017 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly is satisfied with the implementation of the foreign worker policy in Samut Prakan Province.
Date: 30 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Thailand aims to be free of Illegal Workers by Next Year

Thailand will be free of illegal migrant labourers by next year, Labour Minister Sirichai Distakul vowed Monday after the launch of 101 centres to legalise the status of migrant workers nationwide.
Date: 26 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Employers urged to submit Employment Request form before Deadline

BANGKOK, 25 July 2017 (NNT) - Labor Ministry Inspector-General and spokesperson Ananchai Uthaipatthanacheep said that the National Council for Peace and order’s command 33/2017 which enforces four sections of the Foreign Worker Management Royal Decree B.E. 2560 will come into effect on 1 January 2018.
Date: 25 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Buriram adjusting to New Alien Worker Management Law

BURIRAM, 21 July 2017 (NNT) - The Provincial Employment Office of Buriram held a meeting this week to raise awareness of the new decree on alien worker management, after certain sections of the law were temporarily suspended to allow migrant workers and their employers to adjust.
Date: 21 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Labor Officials to foster understanding about New Migrant Worker Law

BANGKOK, 12 July 2017 (NNT) - Officials from the Ministry of Labor have been instructed to foster an understanding of the new alien worker law.
Date: 12 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Thailand needs Migrant Workers, plus Regulations: PM

BANGKOK, 8 July 2017 (NNT) - The Prime Minister confirmed that the executive decree on migrant workers will help eliminate human trafficking and that the country needs them alongside regulations.
Date: 08 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Thai, Cambodian Labor Ministers discuss Guideline for Migrant Workers Employment

BANGKOK, 7 July 2017 (NNT) - Thai and Cambodian labor ministers discussed a working guideline for the handling of migrant workers employment and preventing them from being victimized by human trafficking rackets.
Date: 07 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Employers urged to obtain Temporary Permit for Alien Workers within Aug 7

BANGKOK, 7 July 2017 (NNT) - The Ministry of Labor has suggested employers of illegal migrant workers to contact related coordination centers to apply for a short-term work permit for them no later than August 7.
Date: 07 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

PM urges Calm over New Migrant Labor Regulation

BANGKOK, 6 July 2017 (NNT) - The Prime Minister has urged society not to overreact to the government’s new Royal Decree on Migrant Worker Management as its harsher punishments have been delayed from effect by 6 months but affirmed that the regulation is needed and employers and employees must comply to its rules.
Date: 06 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Police Commander warns officials extorting foreign laborers of severe punishment

BANGKOK, 6 July 2017 (NNT) - The commander of the Royal Thai Police has asserted that officials found taking advantage of migrant workers trying to comply with the new Royal Decree will receive punishment to the extent of the law.
Date: 06 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Cabinet nods to delay of Migrant Workers’ Management Law

BANGKOK, 4 July 2017 (NNT) - The Cabinet has agreed to postpone the effects of four sections of the Royal Decree on the Management of Foreign Workers for 180 days.
Date: 04 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

New Migrant Worker Law results in uptick in Registrations

SURAT THANI, 4th July 2017 (NNT) - Employers across the nation have stepped up registration of their migrant laborers and are working to properly document their employees in response to new stricter laws on employment, with some members of the private sector asking for a period of grace to allow businesses to adapt to the new legislation.
Date: 04 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA Whip to turn Executive Decree on Foreign Workers into Law

BANGKOK, 4th July 2017 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly is planning to upgrade the executive decree on foreign workers into a law.
Date: 04 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

MOL provides Information on Migrant Workers Employment

BANGKOK, 3 July 2017 (NNT) - The Ministry of Labor (MOL) is now providing information about the regulations on the hiring of migrant workers at all its offices, hotline and website and will hold a seminar on the new migrant workers law on 5 July 2017.
Date: 03 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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ASEAN, Dialogue Partners hope for End of Marawi Conflict Soon

MANILA - The ASEAN member states and its dialogue partners are hoping that the more than three-month fighting in Marawi be resolved soon.

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ASEAN Public Relations strengthen Regional Structure

Badung, Bali (ANTARA News) - Public relations and communication are keys to obtain public understanding and participation in order to strengthen the regional organization's position at the global level, Director General of Public Information and Communication at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Rosarita Niken Widiastuti, stated here on Wednesday.

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OSMEP recognizes Hundreds of SMEs for Outstanding Work

BANGKOK, 21 September 2017 (NNT) - The Office of Small and Medium Enterprise Promotion (OSMEP) has held a ceremony to offer accolades to SME operators from across the country who have been successful in business.

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Labor Minister orders Investigation into Complication of employing Highland People

BANGKOK, 21 September 2017 (NNT) - The Minister of Labor has instructed Labor Ministry officials to investigate into the claim that employers do not receive convenience on submitting work permit application for highland people.

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Malaysia-Thailand to ink MoU on Security Cooperation

BANGKOK, Sept 20 (Bernama) - There will be closer security cooperation between Malaysia and Thailand with the establishment of a Joint Committee on Security Cooperation, according to a cabinet resolution document released by the Thai government.

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Government reveals Aims of Mobile Cabinet Meeting

SUPHAN BURI, 18 September 2017 (NNT) - The Prime Minister has led his Cabinet on a retreat in the central region, aiming to foster development and connectivity between the country’s two oceans.

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ASEAN enhances Coordination to tackle Cyber Threats

SINGAPORE, Sept 18 (Bernama) - ASEAN member states have agreed on the importance of enhancing coordination to ensure that its cybersecurity efforts across various platforms in countering increasingly sophisticated cyber threats are focused, effective and in synergy with one another.

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NLA Committee on Legal Affairs gets Update on Subcommittees’ Works

BANGKOK, 17th September 2017 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly committee on legal affairs has been updated on the progress of all plans implemented by its subcommittees.

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Legislators urged to adopt Information Technology

BANGKOK, 17th September 2017 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) is keen to integrate digital and information technology into its work to increase efficiency and productivity.

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ASEAN to promote Trade with Russia and EAEU

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - ASEAN Economic Ministers agreed to expand trade with Russia and those grouped in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).

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Cabinet approves Capital Market Development Plan

BANGKOK, 13 September 2017 (NNT) - The cabinet approved a third development plan for capital markets as an economic driving force.

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Conclusion of the ASEAN-Hong Kong, China Free Trade Agreement (AHKFTA) and the ASEAN-Hong Kong, China Investment Agreement (AHKIA)

The Economic Ministers of ASEAN and Hong Kong, China (HKC) announced the conclusion of the ASEAN-HKC Free Trade Agreement (AHKFTA) and the ASEANHKC Investment Agreement (AHKIA) at the Second ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM)-HKC Consultations held on 9 September 2017 in Pasay City, the Philippines.

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