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SALARY PAYMENT IN Thai baht (THB, ฿)

CONTRACT LANGUAGES Thai / English

PAYROLL TAX 5.2% – 6%

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What is the minimum notice period when resigning in Thailand?

In Thailand by law, an employee should give at least 30 days written notice to an employer when resigning. An employee does not have to stipulate the exact reason for their resignation, but the letter should be signed and be clear for when they expect to terminate their employment with the employer.

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What are the consequences of an insufficient notice period in Thailand?

If an employer does not give sufficient notice period to an employee who has been employed over 120 days and with no valid reason, then an employee can claim for unfair termination. This process can result in hefty penalties the employer and court costs.

Is it possible to reduce the notice period in Thailand under exceptional circumstances?

It is possible to reduce the notice period if an employee needs to be terminated for due cause. Employers and employees can also arrange for payment in lieu of any outstanding payments to be paid immediately instead of notice. 

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FAQs

There is no mandated period that employees must give to their employers to resign from their positions. However, there will usually be notice periods stipulated in employment contracts which should be abided by the employee. This can range anywhere from 30 to 60 days notice depending on how long an employee has been with the company.

Employers should give an employee at least 30 days written notice before terminating their employment. If employees have worked for longer than 120 days, employers are also obligated to make severance payments to an employee unless the employee is being terminated with due cause.

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