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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New Regulation to be a Boon for Labuan Economy

LABUAN, Mar 25 (Bernama) - Labuan Business Activity Tax (Requirements for Labuan Business Activity) Regulations 2018, which requires a Labuan entity to have adequate full-time employees on the island as well as adequate amount of operating expenditure, will be a boon for the Labuan economy.

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Chief Justice wants Bar cooperation to address Negative Perception of Judiciary

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 22 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum has called on the Malaysian Bar to work with the judiciary to shed the negative perception of the public towards the judicial system.

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Thailand to host 23rd ASEAN Finance Ministers’ Meeting in Chiang Rai

CHIANG RAI, Mar 22 (NNT) - The Finance Ministry will host the 23rd ASEAN Finance Ministers’ Meeting (AFMM) under the theme of “Advancing Partnership for Sustainability.”

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DOLE Partners with Private firm for Safe, Healthy Workforce

MANILA, Mar 23 (PNA) - The government has partnered with a private company in promoting occupational safety and health (OSH) to further ensure a healthy and productive workforce.

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Pharmacists urge Government to review Poisons Act 1952

PETALING JAYA, Mar 24 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Community Pharmacy Guild (MCPG) is calling on the government to review the Poisons Act 1952 to ensure the pharmaceutical industry is in sync with innovations in technology.

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MCMC advises Facebook, Instagram Users to change Passwords

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 24 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has advised Facebook and Instagram users to change their passwords if they have been informed that their passwords are in the format which can be read by Facebook employees.

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MAS scores, sets Benchmark for Others

The Monetary Authority of Singapore's (MAS) enforcement report has revealed how it polices the financial markets under its charge, and is a welcome indicator of the greater openness the market has long sought, as the report mainly focused on market abuse, financial services misconduct, and money laundering-related control breaches.

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PRRD terminates Appointment of GRP Panel Members

MANILA, Mar 20 (PNA) - Malacañang on Wednesday confirmed the termination of the appointments of government peace negotiators with communist rebels "in view of the termination of the peace negotiations" with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF).

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Malanjum keeping Mum about his Successor

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 20 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, who is due for compulsory retirement in April only smiled broadly and chose to remain secretive when asked about his successor.

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MP Noh Omar expelled from Dewan Rakyat for Three Days

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 19 (Bernama) - Tanjung Karang MP Tan Sri Noh Omar has been expelled from the Dewan Rakyat for three days from today.

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ICC Prosecutors to be deported if they Probe Drug War

MANILA, Mar 18 (PNA) - Prosecutors of the International Criminal Court (ICC), who will enter the Philippines to investigate the Duterte administration’s war on drugs, may be deported, Malacañang said on Monday.

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Selangor wants tougher Environmental Laws

SHAH ALAM, Mar 17 (Bernama) - The Selangor government wants to enforce more stringent laws to address issues related to environmental pollution in the state, said Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari.

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Rosmah's Graft Case transferred to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 15 (Bernama) - The High Court here today allowed the prosecution's application to transfer from the Sessions Court to the High Court the case involving two graft charges filed against Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, who is the wife of former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

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IBP condemns Slay of another Lawyer in DavNor

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - The Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) on Thursday urged authorities to take action on the latest killing of a lawyer, Rex Jasper Lopoz, who was gunned down last March 13 in front of a shopping mall in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.

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IPOPHL brings IP-focused MCLE Program to Cebu

MANILA, Mar 14 (PNA) - The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) will be mounting the 2019 edition of the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) this March in Cebu, to expand its education drive and reach out to IP practitioners in the Visayas.

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ASEAN aims at creating Future Digitally-Skilled Youths

Jakarta, Mar 14 (ANTARA) - Seven ASEAN member states, through the ASEAN Digital Innovation Programme initiated by the ASEAN Foundation in collaboration with Microsoft, aim to create digitally-skilled youths prepared to tackle challenges of the digital workspace in future.

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Tanintharyi Landholders sued under New Law

Local government officials and companies are already using the recently amended land law to remove villagers from disputed land, according to lawyers in southern Myanmar.

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SC to facilitate Greater Investor Inclusiveness

KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) - Opening local corporate bonds and sukuk to retail investors who meet the requirements set are among the steps taken by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) to promote investors inclusiveness in the local market.

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