Labor Minister Pol Gen Adul Saengsingkaew said the Workmen’s Compensation Act (No.2), which was announced on the Royal Gazette’s website in October, now recognizes employees of government agencies, non-profit organizations, and foreign firms.
The number of those entitled to social welfare benefits will automatically increase by 1 million people to 11.5 million people when the law enters into force on December 9th.
In the case of disability and death, they will be entitled to financial compensation for a minimum of 15 years and 10 years respectively. If they are unable to work due to injuries, they will be compensated from day one and medical expenses will also be paid for.
Children of the deceased will be financially compensated until they complete their bachelors’ degrees under such law.
The amount of money employers are obligated to pay their workers in the event of natural disasters has been reduced from 3% to 2% of their monthly wages or salaries.