Thailand’s labour law framework is one of the most robust in all Southeast Asia and provides employees with a considerable degree of protection which must be respected at all times. It is imperative that all employers act in accordance with Thai labour laws.

At Korpniti, employment is one of our most integral areas of commercial expertise. We can advise clients on a wide range of employment-related matters ranging from routine issues such as drafting employment contracts and advising on employment policies and dismissals; to rarer issues such as industrial actions, industrial relations, downsizing and large layoffs, outsourcing, workplace investigations, workplace negotiations, and the implementation and review of workplace safety systems.

Our litigation team have handled many employment disputes and we have represented both employers and employees in a variety of different disputes and claims, including unfair dismissal and wrongful termination, unfair practices, breach of contract, fraud, theft, personal injury and worker’s compensation.

We are conscious of the fact that each workplace is different with its own unique organisational culture and practices. That’s why we always invest our time into learning about a client’s workplace. Through doing so, we can provide practical advice that is tailored towards a client’s workplace which then allows for easier implementation. We always aim to deliver solutions that are efficient and economical.

We can advise and assist clients on a wide range of employment-related claims, including:

  • Contractors and third parties

  • Dispute resolution and litigation in the Labour Court (e.g. unfair dismissal, unfair practices, workplace discrimination, workers compensation)

  • Drafting, negotiating, and reviewing employment contracts and policies

  • Directors and executive employees

  • Industrial actions

  • Industrial relations

  • Liability of employers for employee’s actions/vicarious liability

  • Occupational health and safety systems, policies, and compliance

  • Outsourcing and downsizing

  • Regulatory affairs and compliance with labour legislation

  • Social security

  • Tax

  • Termination of employment

  • Unfair dismissal

  • Unfair practices

  • Visas and work permits

  • Worker’s compensation and personal injury

  • Workplace investigations (e.g. discrimination, harassment, misconduct, WHS, and other issues)