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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

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

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DLT introducing Electronic Licenses

BANGKOK, Jan 15 (NNT) - The Department of Land Transport (DLT) has officially begun to introduce electronic drivers licenses, launching a downloadable application that can digitally hold driver authorizations and vehicle details.

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DOLE vows Aid for Workers displaced by Hanjin Bankruptcy

MANILA, Jan 15 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Tuesday vowed to assist 3,800 workers of Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines (HHIC-Phil) who might be affected after the South Korean shipbuilder declared bankruptcy and applied for rehabilitation.

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Over 100 Medicine Brands for Treatment of Diabetes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol now cheaper under TRAIN Law

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has submitted to the Department of Finance (DOF) a list of over 100 medicines with their corresponding generic names and brands for the treatment and prevention of diabetes, hypertension and high-cholesterol, the sale of which are now exempted from the payment of the value-added tax (VAT) beginning Jan. 1 as provided under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN).

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Tax Academy eyeing Campuses in Tagaytay, New Clark City

The Department of Finance (DOF) is planning to set up permanent campuses of the Philippine Tax Academy (PTA) in Tagaytay City in Cavite and New Clark City at the Clark Special Economic Zone in Pampanga.

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Courts urged to speed up Judicial Reform

Hanoi, Jan 14 (VNA) - General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Nguyen Phu Trong has stressed the need for courts at all levels to speed up judicial reform and improve the quality of judgment to minimise inaccurate verdicts and overlooking criminals.

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No Passport Data lost, breached: Government Printer

MANILA, Jan 14 (PNA) - No passport loss nor breach has occurred in the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), APO Production Unit Inc. (APUI), the current Philippine e-passport maker said Monday.

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Complaint Boxes for Iskandar Puteri Schools to tackle Crimes

ISKANDAR PUTERI, Jan 14 (Bernama) - The Iskandar Puteri District police have suggested for the district’s schools to provide boxes for information or complaints to tackle various crimes involving students.

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Tax Amnesty Programme aims to reduce People's Burden, says IRB

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 (Bernama) - The Special Voluntary Disclosure Programme (SVDP) is a clear indication of the government's desire to reduce the burden of the people through taxation, Inland Revenue Board (IRB) chief executive officer Datuk Seri Sabin Samitah said.

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Tengku Abdullah to be proclaimed as New Sultan of Pahang on January 15

PEKAN, Jan 12 (Bernama) - The Regent of Pahang Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah will be proclaimed as the sixth Sultan of Pahang, succeeding Sultan Ahmad Shah, on Jan 15.

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Judges, Judicial Officers receive DoJ Training not due to High Profile Cases - CJ

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 11 (Bernama) - Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum explained that the training of Malaysian judges and judicial officers by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) was not due to the high profile money laundering cases, such as the ones involving former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

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Adapt Technology and Work from anywhere, CJ tells Lawyers

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 11 (Bernama) - With the tagline ‘Now Anywhere Can Work’, lawyers can now deal with their cases from anywhere through the use of technology introduced by the judiciary in order to have an efficient court system, said Chief Justice Tan Sri Richard Malanjum today.

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Malaysian Bar will continue to voice Concerns over use of Oppressive Laws - President

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 11 (Bernama) - The Malaysian Bar will continue to voice its concerns on the continued use of oppressive laws, said its president George Varughese.

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Full Force of the Law to be applied to Wrongdoers, says AG

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 11 (Bernama) - Attorney-General Tommy Thomas said today the full force of the law would be applied to wrongdoers.

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Matrade appoints Halim Mohamad as Chairman

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 11 (Bernama) - Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade) has appointed Tan Sri Halim Mohammad as its seventh chairman, effective Jan 1, 2019.

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Vietnam requests other Countries to respect International Law

Hanoi, Jan 9 (VNA) - Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang underlined Vietnam’s stance on the US vessel USS McCampbell’s passage through Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) waters, while responding to reporters’ questions regarding the case on January 9.

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Justice Ministry should be “Goalkeeper” of Government in Legal Issues: PM

Hanoi, Jan 8 (VNA) - The Ministry of Justice should be the “goalkeeper” of the Government in international legal issues to ensure national rights and interests, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said at a conference of the sector in Hanoi on January 8.

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Rizal granted Permission to transfer Corruption Case to High Court

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 9 (Bernama) - The case of former special officer to the former Prime Minister, Datuk Rizal Mansor, who faces four corruption charges involving a solar hybrid system project for rural schools in Sarawak will be heard in the High Court.

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Law Society Chief, Three Others appointed Senior Counsel

The President of the Law Society, Gregory Vijayendran, fellow litigator Siraj Omar, 46, as well as two former judicial commissioners of the Supreme Court, Foo Chee Hock, 58, and Foo Tuat Yien, 65, were conferred the coveted designation when their appointments were announced by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon at the opening of the legal year.

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