Mr. Ananchai Uthaiwattanachep, Director General of the Department of Labor Protection and Welfare said that during the New Year holidays, many businesses have announced holidays for several days to get the family back home and join the traditional activities. The Department of Labor Protection and Welfare warns all employees who return to their homeland or travel in the provinces during the New Year, ask for a trip planner for convenience., secure and return to work as scheduled in order not to lose the job without the necessary reason. Employees may be subject to disciplinary action and may cause the employer to terminate employment.
Director-General of the Department of Labor Protection and Welfare added that The Labor Protection Act, 1998, provides that if an employee leaves for 3 consecutive working days, regardless of whether there is a holiday break or not, without reasonable cause, the employer can terminate without compensation. In order not to cause this, employees are asked to strictly comply with the laws and regulations governing their work.