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The Labor Protection Act, (No. 2), B.E. 2551, which came into force on 28 May 2008, provides the following additional protections for employees.

What you should know about Labor Law.

The Labor Protection Act, (No. 2), B.E. 2551, which came into force on 28 May 2008, provides the following additional protections for employees:

Working Hours

Working hours shall not exceed 8 hours per day or 48 hours per week. Where the work may be hazardous to the health and safety of the Employee as prescribed in the Ministerial Regulations, the normal working time shall not exceed seven hours per day and the total working time per week shall not exceed forty-two hours.

On a Working Day, an Employer shall arrange a rest period during work for an Employee of not less than one hour per day after the Employee has been working for not more than five consecutive hours.

Holiday

  1. An Employer shall provide a weekly holiday of not less than one day per week for an Employee, and the interval between weekly holidays shall be not more than six days
  2. An Employer shall announce not less than thirteen traditional holidays per year in advance for Employees, including National Labor Day as specified by the Minister.
  3. An Employee who has worked for an uninterrupted period of one yea, is entitled to annual Holidays of not less than six Working Days in one year.

Overtime Pay

  1. on a working day
    Whereas an Employer requires an Employee to work overtime on a Working Day, the Employer shall pay Overtime Pay to the Employee at a rate of not less than one and a half times of the hourly wage rate of a Working Day for the number of hours of work done.
  2. on a holiday
    Whereas an Employer requires an Employee to work overtime on a Holiday, the Employer shall pay Holiday Overtime Pay to the Employee at the rate of not less than three times of the hourly wage rate of a Working Day for the number of hours of work done.

Severance Pay

An Employer shall pay Severance Pay to an Employee who has worked for an uninterrupted period of as follows:

  1. 120 days but less than 1 year, he or she shall be entitled to receive payment of not less than his or her last rate of Wages for 30 days.
  2. 1 year but less than 3 years, he or she shall be entitled to receive payment of not less than his or her last rate of Wages for 90 days.
  3. 3 years but less than 6 years, he or she shall be entitled to receive payment of not less than his or her last rate of Wages for 180 days.
  4. 6 years but less than 10 years, he or she shall be entitled to receive payment of not less than his or her last rate of Wages for 240 days.
  5. If 10 years or more, he or she shall be entitled to receive payment of not less than his or her last rate of Wages for 300 days.