Notable key changes and enhancements under the New Law to resolve the issue of illegal foreign workers in Thailand, The penalties to be imposed on employers for certain offenses have been significantly increased!!!

Intensive Workshop on December 7th - 8th, 2017

Today In order to resolve the issue of illegal foreign workers in Thailand, and regulate those who hire them or help to bring them into the country, the government has urgently promulgated a new law, entitled the Royal Decree on Managing the Work of Foreigners B.E. 2560 (2017) (the New Law), which came into effect on June 23, 2017. It replaces and unifies the Working of Foreigner Act B.E. 2551 (2008) and the Royal Decree on Recruitment of Foreigners B.E. 2559 (2016). The New Law is designed to systematically manage the employment of foreigners, regardless of the industry in which they work. The basic concepts contained in the Alien Workers Act were not changed in the Management of Foreign Workers Ordinance, but the penalties were changed. Foreign Employees Working in Thailand, Hiring and bringing in migrant workers to work in Thailand. The New Implementing Regulations restate and emphasize this.

This workshop will give you the tools to manage conflict constructively in the workplace. Due to the ever-increasing costs of conflict in the workplace, employers are increasingly. Employee conflict, labour disputes and discrimination claims in particular are increasingly common. It is also the tool used by professional mediators to resolve conflicts between disputing parties.

New Law For Implementation Under The Reformed Act on Foreign Workers in Thailand


  • Expatriate Employment Agreement.

  • Alien Working and Managing the Work of Aliens Act B.E. 2017.

  • A New Released Act in 2016 and 2017.

  • Hiring and bringing in migrant workers to work in Thailand.

  • Offence Penalty.

  • Employer Offenses.

  • Engaging a foreigner to perform work that is prohibited to foreigners.

  • International Employment Agreement & Drafting.

  • Transfer or Reshuffle of the employment.

  • Termination.

  • Unfair Dismissal & Damages in Connection to Unfair Dismissal, Constructive dismissal.

  • Outsource &Temporary Agreement.


The Workshop is designed for Managers, Human Resources professionals, government employees, business people, consultants, team leaders, educators, health care professionals, lawyers, accountants, union and management representatives, people who resolve employee issues or complaints, people who want to be professional.


Mr. Wasantachai Watanavongvisudhi Partner, International Legal Counsellors Thailand​ "How can a business protect itself against employees working for the competition?"

Professional Qualifications: - LL.B.(Hons)-Ramkhamhaeng University (1979) - LL.M.(Business Law)- Thammasat University (1987) - Diploma in Business Shipping- Chulalongkorn University (1985) - Diploma in U.S. Business Law, Legal Institute, Michigan University, U.S.A.(1999) - Graduate Diploma in Business Law, Thammasat University (2007) Professional Experience:

>> Over 30 years of experience in practice area of labor laws. He is a litigation partners dealing with various cases of labor disputes. He has successfully represented clients in many cases before the Central Labor Court of Thailand. His current position is a litigation partner and Expert on Labor Law, Litigation and Labor Department of International Legal Counsellors Thailand Ltd. He obtained LL.B. (Hons), Diploma in U.S. Business Law, Michigan campus and also LL.M. (Business Law) from Thammasat University, etc.

>> Expertise in Labor litigation cases in various Labor Courts of Thailand.

>> The expertise include the cases relating to dispute on unfair termination, labor claim, and labor dispute with the Labor Unions etc.

Other Activities:

++ Law Lecturer (Visiting Instructor) on Labor Law, Siam University ++ Committee of Foreign Affair, Lawyers Council of Thailand (2013-Present) ++ Committee of Disciplinare Investigation, Lawyers Council of Thailand (2011) ++ Committee of Foreign Affair, Law Society (1989)

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