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April 9, 2019

Major Amendments to Thailand’s Labor Protection Act Effective May 2019

A new act was published in Thailand’s Government Gazette on April 5, 2019, which will amend the current Labor Protection Act. The new act will become effective 30 days after publication—i.e. on May 5, 2019.

The new act has a substantial impact on statutory severance pay, maternity leave, necessary business leave, employee relocation and transfer, and various other matters. A full summary of the new provisions is provided in our recent client alert. For more information on these changes, how they will affect you and your employees, and how your work rules and/or policies will need to be amended to comply, please contact our Bangkok office on [email protected].  

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