Like many other countries in Southeast Asia, Thailand is embarking on a journey towards digitalization. Hence, digital talent is highly sought after. Nonetheless, beyond digitalization, manufacturing remains a strong sector in Thailand. Growth in demand for full-stack/mobile developers, data scientists and UI/UX engineers can be expected in the coming years. Currently, deregulation and trade liberalisation are also taking place in Thailand, leading to the growth of foreign investments in the country.
Employers need to follow the strict employment guidelines set forth by the local authorities before they could employ in Thailand. This process can be time-consuming as the company first needs a legal entity in the country and it needs to manage payroll, tax, benefits and compliance.
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Thailand, like many other countries, treats self-employed individuals or contractors and full-time employees differently. Misclassification of contractors in Thailand may lead to fines and penalties for the offending company.
Employee protections and workers’ rights are one of the most important pillars in Thailand’s Labour Protection Act of 1998. Thailand stresses the importance of fighting inequalities and safeguarding Thailand’s workforce of 38.4 million. Employees in Thailand enjoy protections against discrimination based on age, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, and race.
In Thailand, employees’ rights to form trade unions and bargain with employers is not fully enshrined. Attempts have been made by the Thai government to dissolve workers unions. As a result, labour unions are non-existent in half of the provinces in Thailand. Labour federations in Thailand also have limiting bargaining power when it comes to the negotiation of beneficial policies and change.
Probation is optional in Thailand. However, Thai law specifies that a severance pay will be imposed for employees who have worked for 120 days or more and are terminated without cause. So the common practice for probation is set at 119 days.
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