Archive for October 2011 | Monthly archive page

Many people are suffering from the widespread floods in Thailand including at least 555,000 employees, and a number of industrial estates in many provinces have been under water for more than a month now. At this moment, the water is advancing on another two industrial estates located on the outskirts of Bangkok. From the severe floods, many questions in respect of the labour law have been raised by both the employers and the employees on how to deal with salary payment to employees who have not been able to work and also whether it is possible to terminate an employee’s employment during the flood when an employee is unable to work. → Read more

Considerations in Increasing the Minimum Wage Rate

In determining the minimum wage that employers are obligated to pay employees, reference must be made to the Labour Protection Act B.E. 2541 (1998) as amended B.E. 2551 (2008) (the “Act”). As stated in the Act, the “Remuneration Committee” is the body with the power to determine the minimum wage rate. → Read more