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What should you Know about Thai Labor Law:
The Labor Protection Act (1998) applies to all businesses with at least one employee and employees whether full or part time, seasonal, casual, occasional or contract except domestic workers (household staff).
 
Work Hours:
The maximum number of hours for non-hazardous work is eight hours a day or 48 hours a week in total. The employer and the employee may agree to arrange the period of working hours, but it still must not exceed 48 hours a week.

All employees are entitled to a daily rest period of at least one hour after working five consecutive hours. The employer and the employee may arrange the daily rest period to be shorter than one hour at each time, but it must not be less than one hour a day in total.
 
Holidays: 
  1. A weekly holiday of at least one day a week at intervals of a six-day period must be arranged by the employer.
  2. Employees are entitled to no fewer than 13 national holidays a year and a minimum of six days of annual vacation after working consecutively for one full year.
  3. A female employee is entitled to maternity leave for a period of 90 days including holidays, but paid leave shall not exceed 45 days.
        Remark: Employees have the choice of whether they wish to work overtime or on holidays.
 
OverTime Compensation
The rates for overtime (For work performed in excess of the maximum number or working hours fixed either by law or by specific agreement (if the latter is lower))vary and range from 1-1/2 times to three times the normal hourly wage rate for the actual overtime worked. The maximum number of overtime working hours is limited to not more than 36 hours a week.
 
Severance Pay
Employees, who have worked more than 120 days, but less than one year, are entitled to 30 days severance pay. For personnel employed between one and three years, the severance pay is not less than 90 days pay. Employees with three to six years of service will receive six months salary, those with more than six to 10 years service will receive eight months salary, and employees with more than 10 years service will receive 10 months salary.
 
Workmen's compensation
The Compensation Act prescribes that an employer must provide the necessary compensation benefits for employees who suffer injury or illness or who die as a result or in the performance of their work at the rates prescribed by law.

The compensation benefits can be grouped into four categories: The compensation amount, the medical expenses, work rehabilitation expenses, and funeral expenses. 

The payment of compensation benefits is made in accordance with the criteria and rates prescribed by law depending on the seriousness of the case. In general, the compensation amount must be paid monthly at the rate of 60 percent of the monthly wages of the employee but not lower than 2,000 baht and not exceeding 9,000 baht a month.
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Actual and necessary medical expenses must be paid but not exceeding 35,000 baht for normal cases and 50,000 baht for serious injury.

The work rehabilitation expenses must be paid as necessary according to the criteria procedures and rates prescribed by law but not exceeding 20,000 baht.

In the case of death, funeral expenses will be paid at a maximum amount equal to 100 times of the minimum daily wage rate prescribed by law.