thailand - Employment & Labour Law

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

Illegal Foreign Workers face Deportation, Thailand warns

Thailand’s Ministry of Labour warned foreign workers to finish the legalisation process before the deadline on June 30, or “aliens who fail that process will be deported and banned from holding a work permit for two years.”
Date: 15 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

PM presses Foreign Laborers to complete Registry Process by Deadline

BANGKOK, June 18 (NNT) - The Thai government has reminded foreign laborers to verify their nationality and complete the authorization process for working in Thailand by June 30, reiterating that employees and employers will face legal action if they miss the deadline.
Date: 18 June 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

MOL measure to promote Employment launched through Smart Job Center

BANGKOK, June 9 (NNT) - The Ministry of Labor (MOL) has implemented a measure to promote employment through Smart Job Center.
Date: 09 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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Lawyers raise Concerns over Move to cut Fees

In one of the Law Society's biggest townhall sessions, close to 1,000, or one in five, practising lawyers turned up on Monday to discuss with Law Minister K Shanmugam the recommended scale costs they could charge under the proposed civil justice reforms.

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President to conduct Bilateral Meetings and Other Summit Activities

Singapore, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), on the second day of a working visit to Singapore, will hold various bilateral meetings and attend several ASEAN summits with partner countries.

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President Jokowi highlights Indo-Pacific Concept at ASEAN Summit Plenary

SINGAPORE, Nov 14 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo highlighted developments in the concept of Indo-Pacific regional cooperation during the plenary session of the 33rd ASEAN Summit held at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Center in Singapore on Tuesday night.

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Leaders push for modernizing ASEAN at 33rd Summit

Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and leaders from other Asean member countries are pushing to modernise and strengthen Asean amid the growing digital revolution, the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said.

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Ministers' Pay Cut to remain in Force - Guan Eng

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 (Bernama) - The 10 per cent salary cut for all Cabinet ministers will remain in force, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today.

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UM bags 13th LAWASIA International Moot Competition

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - A group of University of Malaya (UM) Bachelor of Law (LLB) students emerged as International Champion at the 13th LAWASIA International Moot Competition held early this month.

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Time for BNM to reimpose Financing Quota - HBA

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - It is time for Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) to reimpose financing quota that the banks need to adhere to in order to assist first-time home buyers, said the National House Buyers Association (HBA).

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Non-Lawyers can now boost Legal Knowledge for Work

Working professionals can now build up their legal knowledge in industry-specific areas through courses at the National University of Singapore's (NUS) Law Academy, which caters to both practising lawyers and non-lawyers.

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488K nabbed for Ordinance Violations since June: NCRPO

MANILA, Nov 13 (PNA) - A total of 488,526 individuals have been apprehended for violating local ordinances since June this year, the National Capital Region Police (NCRPO) announced Tuesday.

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Indonesia pushes ASEAN to complete RCEP Negotiation

SINGAPORE, Nov 13 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita has pushed ASEAN member countries to complete eight chapters within the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) framework in a bid to meet the negotiation target with its non-ASEAN participants.

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Awaiting ASEAN's Concrete Steps to develop e-Commerce

BOGOR, W JAVA, Nov 13 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita and his counterparts from nine other ASEAN member countries have signed an agreement on e-commerce at the 17th ASEAN Economic Community Council Meeting in Singapore on Monday.

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Ministry actively develops Entrepreneurs in Creative Industry

JAKARTA, Nov 13 (ANTARA News) - Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto confirmed that his ministry is actively developing startup entrepreneurs in the creative industry sector.

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Indonesia urges ASEAN Economic Community to adapt to Industry 4.0

SINGAPORE, Nov 13 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita urged members of the ASEAN Economic Community to adapt to the demands of Industry 4.0 to make them remain competitive and not left behind by other countries.

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Death of RMN Personnel: Court orders another Probe by Inquiry Board

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - The High Court here today ordered the Malaysian Armed Forces Council to set up a board of inquiry to determine whether Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) seaman Muhammad Lailaltuiman Mohd Sukri, who died at a detention room in Sungai Wangi, Sitiawan, was mentally and physically abused while he was attached with KD LEKIR.

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Need to address, curb questioning of Constitution - Sultan Sharafuddin

SHAH ALAM, Nov 13 (Bernama) - The act of a certain group in questioning the sanctity of Islam, the special rights of the Malays and Bumiputeras, the national language, and the function and position of the Malay Rulers enshrined in the Federal Constitution need to be immediately addressed and curbed.

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Anwar's Challenge over Implementation of NSC Act remitted to High Court

PUTRAJAYA, Nov 13 (Bernama) - The Federal Court today remitted PKR president-elect Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's legal challenge over the implementation of the National Security Council Act (NSC) 2016 back to the High Court for hearing.

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MATTA appeals for Temporary Waiver of Visa Fees for Chinese and Indian Tourists

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) is appealing for a temporary waiver of visa fees for tourists from China and India, in order to boost visitor arrivals to Malaysia.

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SME Non-performing Loans in Malaysia among World's Highest

JOHOR BAHRU, Nov 13 (Bernama) - Malaysia’s Non-Performing Loans (NPLs) among Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) entrepreneurs are among the world’s highest, said Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof.

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