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Government on track on Migrant Workers Regulation

BANGKOK, Feb 18 (NNT) - The government is working to solve the issue of illegal migrant workers in Thailand to have it completed within the set timeframe, focusing on joining hands with related agencies and authorities from the countries of origin.
Date: 18 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Illegal Migrant Workers in Sukhothai urged to obtain Legal Status

SUKHOTHAI, Feb 16 (NNT) - Many business operators in Thailand's Sukhothai province have taken their migrant workers to One Stop Service centers to obtain legal documents that allow them to continue working in Thailand.
Date: 16 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Government provides Update on Illegal Fishing and Foreign Labor Policies

BANGKOK, Feb 14 (NNT) - Government spokespersons have made announcements regarding Thailand's progress to tackle illegal fishing and illegal labor, as well as gentrification in Bangkok.
Date: 14 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Labor Minister urged Employers to bring their Migrant Workers into the Labor System by March 31

BANGKOK, Feb 11 (NNT) - The Minister of Labor has urged employers to bring migrant workers to get a medical checkup at the hospitals designated by the Ministry of Public Health before going to the One Stop Service Centers nationwide and bring their migrant workers into the labor system by March 31st.
Date: 11 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Labor Ministry monitors Potential Consequences of Minimum Wages Rise

BANGKOK, Jan 29 (NNT) - The Ministry of Labor is closely monitoring to effects of the increased Minimum Wage among employers while firms have called on the government to help raise the skills of their workers to improve productivity.
Date: 29 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Minimum Wage Increase will not affect Most Industries: Deputy industry minister

BANGKOK, Jan 26 (NNT) - Deputy Industry Minister Somchai Hanhira said he believed the latest increase in the Minimum Wage will not affect most industries in the country.
Date: 26 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

JSCCIB wants Minimum Wage Hike reconsidered

BANGKOK, Jan 23 (NNT) - The Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking (JSCCIB) has urged the government to reconsider its minimum wage hike.
Date: 23 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Licenses of Three Recruitment Agencies revoked

BANGKOK, Jan 23 (NNT) - The Department of Employment has revoked licenses of three domestic recruitment agencies.
Date: 23 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Laws being drafted ahead of ILO Convention Ratification

BANGKOK, Jan 18 (NNT) - The Ministry of Labor is urgently drafting laws in preparation for a convention of the International Labour Organization (ILO) on the eradication of human trafficking in the labor sector. The laws will cover the rights of workers and their welfare. Minister of Labor, Pol.Gen.Adul Saengsingkaew on Thursday followed up on ...
Date: 18 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Ministry of Labor follows up on Human Trafficking and Labor Policies

BANGKOK, Jan 18 (NNT) - The Labor Minister has held a meeting to follow up on the progress of ratifying international labor conventions and the government policy to register foreign workers.
Date: 18 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Consideration of Minimum Wage Hike deferred to January 17

BANGKOK, Jan 10 (NNT) - The National Wage Committee has decided to reschedule the meeting on the planned increase in the minimum wage to next week to allow some provinces to reconsider their proposed figures.
Date: 10 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

JSCCIB says New Minimum Wage should not be the same across the Country

BANGKOK, Jan 9 (NNT) - The Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking (JSCCIB) says a minimum wage adjustment should not be the same nationwide as it would directly affect the farming and SMEs sectors.
Date: 09 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

CDC refutes Reports of Removal of State Employment Rights for “No-Show” Voters

BANGKOK, Jan 5 (NNT) - The Constitutional Drafting Commission has dismissed reports that those who fail to cast a vote in future elections will lose the right to apply for jobs with the government.
Date: 04 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

DLPW to launch Online Filing Service on 1 January, 2018

BANGKOK, Dec 26 (NNT) - The Department of Labor Protection and Welfare (DLPW) will open an online filing service on 1 January 2018 to provide greater conveniences for employees.
Date: 26 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Legal Reform Committee determined to achieve Substantial Overhaul of Thailand’s Legal System

BANGKOK, Dec 14 - The government-appointed committee in charge of legal reform is determined to achieve substantial improvement of the country’s legal system.
Date: 14 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Labor Ministry to review Proposed Revision of Migrant Labor Law

BANGKOK, Dec 13 (NNT) - The Ministry of Labor has accepted a petition from the private sector for an amendment to the new law on migrant workers, of which punishment clause is claimed to be too harsh.
Date: 13 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Employers warned not to hire Migrant Workers as Shop Attendant

BANGKOK, Oct 9 (NNT) - The Ministry of Labor has warned vegetable and fruit vendors not to hire migrant workers to work as a shop attendant, as it is one of the occupations reserved for Thais according to the Thai law.
Date: 09 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Phuket urges Migrant Workers to register by 15 November

PHUKET, Oct 4 (NNT) - Migrants workers in fishery sector based in Phuket who will go out to sea are suggested to register from today until 15 November 2017.
Date: 04 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

DOE to complete Migrant Workers' Bio metrics Record by 1 November

BANGKOK, Oct 4 (NNT) - The Ministry of Labor has assured the Department of Employment is yet to complete a biometrics record of some 200,000 migrant workers in fishery sector by 1 November 2017.
Date: 04 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

MOL working to stop Visa Violations in South Korea

BANGKOK, Oct 2 (NNT) - The Ministry of Labor has ordered stringent control of Thai workers attempting to illegally find employment in South Korea, so far stopping over 700.
Date: 02 October 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

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Cabinet reorganizes funding for Economic and Public Service Enhancement

BANGKOK, Feb 21 (NNT) - Thailand's Cabinet has resolved to increase the efficiency of public services by taking out a loan of 800 million baht while also approving over 5 billion baht to strengthen the domestic economy.

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Ministry of Justice launches Mobile Campaign to promote Knowledge of Laws

AYUTTHAYA, Feb 20 (NNT) - The Ministry of Justice has launched a mobile campaign to educate people about laws and provide legal advice.

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Commerce Ministry keen to help SMEs expand Production Bases

BANGKOK, Feb 17 (NNT) - The Ministry of Commerce will assist Thai small and medium enterprises in their endeavors to expand their production capacity to meet the demand for their goods in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam, also known as the CLMV region.

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Justice Ministry campaigns for Legal Awareness among Thais

BANGKOK, Feb 15 (NNT) - A transit advertising campaign is being organized by the Ministry of Justice in various provinces to raise awareness of the law and the justice system among public members and state agencies.

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Thailand, Cambodia discuss Nationality Verification for Migrant Workers

PHNOM PENH, Feb 14 (NNT) - Thailand's Labor Minister Adul Sangsingkeo and his Cambodian counterpart Ith Samheng discussed the nationality verification for undocumented migrant workers.

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Government improves Business Service Quality to attract Foreign Investors

BANGKOK, Feb 14 (NNT) - The government is enhancing the quality of its business service to attract more foreign investors, said Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak.

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PRD proposes TV Shows to publicize Labor Ministry policy

BANGKOK, Feb 7 (NNT) - Acting Director-General of the Government Public Relations Department (PRD) Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd has met with Labor Minister Pol Gen Adul Saengsingkaew to discuss plans to publicize the ministry's policies.

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Alien Workers continue to register with Government

SAMUT SONGKHROM, Feb 6 (NNT) - Foreign workers have been registering with the labor one stop service in every province before the registration’s deadline on 31st March this year.

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ASEAN: Terrorism most serious Security Threat to Region

SINGAPORE, Feb 6 (Bernama) - The ASEAN Defence Ministers today unanimously identified terrorism as the most serious security threat to the region.

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ASEAN unanimously agreed on KSCIP Initiative

SINGAPORE, Feb 6 (Bernama) - All 10 ASEAN countries have agreed with the King Salman Center for International Peace (KSCIP) initiative, said Malaysian Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.

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Office of the Insurance Commission (OIC) Thailand signs MoU with Financial Regulatory Department (FRD) of Myanmar

NAY PYI TAW, Feb 2 (NNT) - The Office of the Insurance Commission (OIC), Thailand has signed an MoU with the Financial Regulatory Department (FRD), Ministry of Planning and Finance, of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

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Thai Government committed to protecting Human Rights

BANGKOK, 28th January 2018 (NNT) - The Thai government has assured the general public of its commitment to the protection of human rights.

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