Restrictions on migrant labor in Thailand
The new law, which will come into force on July 1, 2018, will limit the number of migrant workers that companies and industries can hire. To date, the average salary in Thailand is 25,000 Baht – about 45,000 rubles today. The difference in the regions – in Bangkok more, the rest is somewhat smaller. Therefore, a lot of people come from Russia, the Republic of Belarus, Ukraine and other countries. There is no language barrier.
The Law on the Management of Labor Migrants, adopted by the National Legislative Assembly in April, will cover all migrant workers, regardless of whether they work in Thailand in accordance with the Government Memorandum or not. The bill will state that the number of foreign workers in the industries and services will be limited to 20%.
This is done to ensure that Thai workers remain in demand in all occupations – said a source from the Ministry of Labor. Section 11 of the law states that the Department of Employment Affairs will register all residents and workers in Thailand.
Employers who want to hire foreign workers, despite having Thai job seekers who are able to do the same work, should limit the number of foreign workers to 20% of the total number of employees. In case of excess the company will be subject to a special tax.
On the types of jobs and the amount of tax while no information.
The Foreign Employment Fund will oversee employment agencies and the private sector. He will continue to decide which jobs should be exclusively for Thais, and which for foreign workers.
Recall that today migrant workers are prohibited from working in 39 professions in accordance with the Royal Decree of 1979. Only for workers from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar an exception can be made.