IMPACT – MEDIUM
What is the change? Employers are required under a new law to notify authorities within seven days of the end of a work permit holder’s employment.
What does the change mean? The requirement is part of a broader immigration law that targets work permit abuse. Additional provisions targeting employers and employees for work that is not permitted, activities that are not covered in employees’ work permit booklets and work that is done without a valid permit will be enforced starting Jan. 1.
Background: Though the Emergency Decree on Managing the Work of Foreigners B.E. 2560 (2017) primarily targets abuse of migrant workers and human trafficking, most of the law’s provisions will apply to all foreign workers.
Among key changes:
BAL Analysis: While some of the law’s provisions will not be enforced until the new year, employers are encouraged to take steps as soon as possible to make sure that foreign employees’ activities are permissible under Thai law and the terms of the employee’s work permit. Employers should further note that the notification requirements for when an employment relationship ends have taken immediate effect and should make sure that internal procedures are adjusted to ensure compliance. Those with questions should contact BAL.
This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group and our network provider located in Thailand. For additional information, please contact your BAL attorney.
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