Department of Labor and Employment reiterate the Marine Fisheries Employer to comply with the new law and provide communication equipment to employees

Date: 
Thursday, 05 April 2018

          Mr. Ananchai Uthaiwattana The Director-General of the Department of Labor Protection and Welfare stated that the Ministerial Regulations on Labor Protection for Marine Fisheries in 2014, issued under the Labor Protection Act 1998, contain certain provisions that are inconsistent with the employment conditions in maritime fishing and the Fisheries Law to solve this problem, the Ministry of Labor has amended the Ministerial Regulation and promulgated the Ministerial Regulation on Labor Protection in Sea Fisheries (No. 2) 2018 on April 2, 2018. Wage at monthly rate, pay not less than once a month. Employees who are fishing outside of the Thai territorial waters shall be provided with equipment or a satellite communication system so that employees can contact their employees or government agencies, husbands, wives, or relatives at all times. spend It also requires employers to pay wages to employees by way of transferring money to a bank account. The employer is responsible for issuing money transfer fees. The ministerial regulations come into effect from April 3. 2018. Except for the requirement that employers pay wages to their employees by way of transferring money to a bank account that will be effective. Starting on May 18, 2018 onwards, if the employer fails to comply with such laws will have a term of imprisonment not exceeding six months or to a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand baht or both.

          Mr. Ananchai further stated that the employers of marine fishery business should study and comply with the Ministerial Regulations on Labor Protection in the Marine Fisheries Act (No. 2), 2018. If you have any questions ask. Labor Protection Division Tel: 0 2246 8994 Bangkok Office of Welfare and Labor Protection Area 1 to 10 Provincial Labor Protection and Welfare Office or phone number 1506