Employment law is a developing area in Thailand, as the cost and quality of human resources are given increasing attention by authorities who are becoming more cognizant of world opinion regarding local labor practices. Companies must continuously balance being responsible and respected employers, while maintaining the flexibility to adapt to the demands of an intensely competitive global economy.
Our Labour and Employment Law professionals provide advice on a full range of contentious and non-contentious employment law issues. Our practice is structured to meet client needs at every stage of an employment relationship. We carefully monitor proposed changes in legislation to keep clients aware of possible changes and implications on their business. We can help with:
- General employment issues – Advising on employment agreements; service contracts and consultancy agreements; codes of conduct and work regulations; policies and strategies for employment terminations and transfers of employment; and employee groups and unions, including related collective bargaining agreements
- Foreign personnel: international transfer of employees and tax issues – Identifying taxation issues related to foreign employees; tax structures for recruitment and termination, salaries, employer deductions, service companies and reporting requirements; providing advice on executive transfers and immigration and employment laws
- Employment litigation – Handling all types of employee-initiated litigation and administrative proceedings, from pre-litigation until resolution
- Provident funds – Advising on and establishing retirement schemes, provident funds and other employee benefit schemes; regulatory issues; fiduciary and trust law matters; and legal issues relating to investment of retirement funds and custody of assets