Category: Labor Law

We have previously discussed in-depth what the Kingdom of Thailand requires from its foreign-owned companies when they plan on bringing workers from their own countries to work in their local subsidiary. more

If you want to engage in international trade, one of the terms that you should take time to understand is the “tariff.” Companies who engage in supply and distribution are the ones that usually encounter the tariff, or what is alternatively called as ‘customs tax duty, but every entrepreneur would find it to his best interest to understand this concept. more

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Chances are, the New Year presents new and exciting opportunities to many individuals. For those who felt they missed out on their career in the year that passed, they look forward to the beginning of the year to bring some significant and positive changes in their professional lives. more

Technically, there is no such term as ‘Work Visa’ in Thailand, but there is a ‘Non Immigrant B Visa” that will allow foreigners to conduct business or seek employment in Thailand. Initially, most foreigners are allowed to apply for the 30-day non B visa from their home country or from other countries outside of Thailand. Once in Thailand, a work permit must be applied for. The non B visa does not allow foreigners to work legally without the work permit. more

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Occupations Exclusive to Thai Nationals -- Corporate Lawyer Phuket

Thailand has successfully attracted foreign investment in the country, accounting for the many foreign companies registered in Thailand. A direct result of having foreign-owned or managed companies is the employment of foreign nationals to work for said companies. In most foreign-registered or –owned companies, employees or workers are local and foreign nationals. more

Minimum Wage in Thailand -- Phuket Lawyers

Thailand has raised its minimum wage from Baht 220 to Baht 300 since April 1, 2012. Such a move was aimed at increasing the spending power and to offset the high costs of living in the country. Since the effective date, all workers in Thailand will receive at least Baht 300 or approximately US$9.80 per day which is about 40% increase in certain industry sectors and regions. The new minimum wage has brought Thailand’s monthly wage closer to Malaysia, China and India and triple the amount paid to Vietnamese and Cambodian workers. Multinational companies with operations in Thailand have consulted with Thailand lawyers on how such wage hike affects their workers on minimum wage rate and over minimum wage rate. more