Thai Government Announces New Labor Protections

by admin on April 29, 2019

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Thailand recently announced new labor protections aimed at boosting protections for workers as well as levying increased penalties for employers who fail to protect workers.

The amendments to the Labour Protection Act (LPA), passed on December 13, 2018, are expected to come into effect in the very near future.

The most important changes relate to better compensation for workers and increased leave allowances.

Thailand business lawyers handle trade disputes and other business disagreements between companies.

After the changes come into effect, a maternity leave period will increase from 90 days to 98 days, with at least 45 of those days paid leave.

On top of that, employers will now have to pay 75% of wages during a suspension of business operations.

Another important amendment states that if no advance notice of termination is given, an employer must pay one month of salary in advance instead of the notice.

Lastly, employers must now provide the same pay, holidays, and protections to both genders if the work position is of a similar nature.

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