thailand - Employment & Labour Law

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

Labor Ministry: Clampdown on Illegal Migrant Employment to begin July 1

BANGKOK, June 8 (NNT) - The Ministry of Labor has reminded employers to complete the registration of their migrant workers before the end of this month otherwise they will face legal consequences.
Date: 08 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Thailand joins the Global Movement to combat Forced Labour

GENEVA, June 5 (ILO News) - On 4th June 2018, Thailand deposited the instrument of ratification of the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 , with the Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), thereby becoming the 24th country worldwide and the first in Asia to ratify the instrument. The Protocol, adopted by ...
Date: 05 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Labor Minister holds Meeting on Impact of New Alien Worker Law

BANGKOK, June 2 (NNT) - The Ministry of Labor hosted a joint meeting this week to hear opinions on the impact of the Management of Foreign Workers Employment Act which came into force last year.
Date: 02 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

MOL to allow Migrant Workers to work in 12 Occupations currently reserved for Thais

BANGKOK, May 27 (NNT) - The Ministry of Labor will allow migrant workers to work in 12 occupations currently reserved for Thais, following a recent review of the ban on foreigners in such roles.
Date: 27 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Labor Ministry signs MOU on developing Skilled Workers for EEC

CHONBURI, May 21, (NNT) - Thailand's Labor Ministry has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with educational institutions on developing workers' skills, in preparation for the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC).
Date: 21 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

FTI fears Governments Migrant Labor Policy will put burden on SMEs

BANGKOK, May 12 (NNT) - The Federation of the Thai Industries (FTI) has expressed its concern over the government’s intention to limit the number of alien workers employed by Thai businesses.
Date: 12 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Cabinet approves Legislation on Forced Labor Prevention

BANGKOK, May 1 (NNT) - The cabinet approved legislation on forced labor prevention and suppression which categorizes forced labors and imposes legal punishments. Assistant Government Spokesman Col Athisit Chainuwat said the cabinet approved in principle the draft on Forced Labor Prevention and Suppression Act, as Thailand is required to ratify ...
Date: 01 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

NLA approves New Draft Emergency Decree on Foreigners' Working Management

BANGKOK, Apr 26 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly has approved a new draft emergency decree on the management of foreign workers.
Date: 26 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Cabinet gives Nod to New Government Pension Fund Law

BANGKOK, Apr 24 (NNT) - The Cabinet has approved the draft Government Pension Fund Act, which raises the contribution ceiling from 15 percent to 30 percent of salary.
Date: 24 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Labor Officials to ensure New Minimum Wage being paid

BANGKOK, Apr 3 (NNT) - The Department of Labor Protection and Welfare will conduct random checks on businesses across Thailand to ensure that they are paying the daily minimum wage hikes, which has been effective from since April 1st, 2018.
Date: 03 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Labor Ministry announces Results after Closure of OSS Centers

BANGKOK, Apr 2 (NNT) - All One Stop Service (OSS) Centers for the registration of migrant workers shut down as planned on March 31 with the Ministry of Labor reporting over 1.3 million laborers had registered.
Date: 02 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Stipends for Veterans to be increased

BANGKOK, Mar 30 (NNT) - The Veterans Council has decided to increase daily living-cost payments to veterans effective this June 1 onwards.
Date: 30 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Thai Court orders UK Activist defending Myanmar Workers to pay Company

A court in Bangkok on Monday ordered a British labour rights activist to pay 10 million baht (US$321,000) in damages to a company that filed a civil defamation suit after he helped expose alleged human rights violations at its factory.
Date: 27 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

NLA passes Draft Compensation Law for improved benefits of Workers

BANGKOK, Mar 23 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has granted initial approval to the draft Workmen’s Compensation Act in order to update workers’ benefits to the current circumstance and reduce social inequality. The Cabinet, led by Minister of Social Development and Human Security Pol Gen Adul Saengsingkaew, propose ...
Date: 23 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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Legal 'Stalwart' Senior Counsel Jeffrey Chan retires after 45 Years

Jeffrey Chan, the longest-serving legal service officer have retired as a principal senior consultant at the Attorney-General's Chambers last week after completing 45 years of service.

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350 Major Firms to act as Mentors for SMEs under DIP's Campaign

BANGKOK, 11 July 2018 (NNT) - Some 350 major firms have agreed to perform as mentors for Thai SMEs under the Department of Industrial Promotion's (DIP) campaign and to introduce some 20,000 SMEs in international markets.

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Comelec Lawyers to handle Poll Body’s Defense in VP Recount Case

MANILA, July 12 (PNA) - The law department of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) will take charge of the poll body's defense in the ongoing electoral protest case for the May 2016 vice presidential race at the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET).

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Judges Group endorses Marquez for SC Post

MANILA, July 12 (PNA) - The Philippine Judges Association (PJA) expressed its support for the nomination of Court Administrator Midas Marquez as Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice.

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SEC sets up Online Kiosks for Business Registration

MANILA, July 12 (PNA) - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Thursday announced the availability of on-line kiosks that allow faster and trouble-free registration of new corporations, partnerships and associations, to enhance ease of doing business in the country.

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President Jokowi to familiarize Public with PPPh Policy for MSMEs

Jakarta, July 12 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo will disseminate information on a policy in which the Final Income Tax (PPh) for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) is set at 0.5 percent during the 71st National Cooperatives Day 2018.

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New Chief Justice proposes Panel of Nine Judges in Constitutional Cases

PUTRAJAYA, July 12 (Bernama) - The new Chief Justice, Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, has proposed that court cases involving constitutional issues be heard by a panel of nine judges of the Federal Court including the top four judges.

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Government to follow Rule of Law in Zakir Naik's Case - Gobind Singh

SHAH ALAM, July 12 (Bernama) - The government will act accordingly and by always applying the 'follow the rule of law' policy in any case and not only with regard to the controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo.

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New Chief Justice proposes Balloting Selection of Federal Court Judges Panel

PUTRAJAYA, July 12 (Bernama) - The new Chief Justice, Tan Sri Richard Malanjum, has proposed selection by balloting of the panel of Federal Court judges to hear cases in the Federal Court.

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ASEAN should relook Policies in Transformative Digital Economy

KUALA LUMPUR, July 12 (Bernama) - ASEAN needs to relook at its various policy initiatives, including trade and investment policies, in response to the transformative digital economy, said CIMB ASEAN Research Institute (CARI).

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Bank Negara Malaysia maintains OPR at 3.25 per cent

KUALA LUMPUR, July 11 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has maintained the Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) at 3.25 per cent after the two-day Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting which ended today.

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Richard Malanjum is the new Chief Justice

Richard Malanjum is the new Chief Justice

Kuala Lumpur, 11 July 2018 (Asean LIP News): Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Richard Malanjum has sworn in as the new Chief Justice of Malaysia. He replaces Tun Md Raus Sharif as the top judge of Malaysia. Richard Malanjum was the Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak. He was elevated to the Federal Court in June 2005 and was appointed as the Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak in 2006.

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Pioneer Batch of 24 Lawyers receive Professional Certification in Building and Construction Law

24 lawyers have received professional certification in building and construction law from the Singapore Academy of Law under the ' Specialist Accreditation Scheme'.

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DOLE warns PLDT: Regularize 7K Workers or face Sanctions

MANILA, July 11 (PNA) - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) warned anew telecommunications firm Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) to comply with its order on the regularization of more than 7,000 workers from its contractors.

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Four New DOJ Officials named

MANILA, July 11 (PNA) - The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday confirmed that Malacañang has appointed three new undersecretaries and one assistant secretary to the agency.

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House receives ConCom's Draft Federal Charter

MANILA, July 11 (PNA) - Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Wednesday formally received the draft federal constitution prepared by the 22-member Consultative Committee (ConCom) on Charter Change.

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Indonesia promotes Strategic Industries in Central, South America

Jakarta, July 10 (ANTARA News) - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs promoted Indonesia's strategic industry in Central and South American countries to encourage penetration into non-traditional markets.

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Thai Court to rule in Defamation Trial of 14 Myanmar Workers

A court in Bangkok is to rule today on 14 Myanmar migrant workers who have been charged with defaming their employer after accusing the company of serious labour rights violations.

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