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Providing strategic solutions to our clients’ employment and labour-related challenges in Thailand.

Siam Premier’s Employment and Labour practice group provides comprehensive, strategic advice and representation to Thai domestic and foreign corporations on the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious employment and labour related issues and matters arising out of their operations in Thailand. 

We assist foreign corporates in navigating the heavily regulated national employment and labour laws and with understanding the cultural nuances of operating in Thailand. We are known for being proactive and responding quickly to our clients with strategic advice that assists them mitigate and manage risks, which seeks to avoid the escalation of disputes where possible. However, where litigation or other formal dispute resolution procedures are necessary, we also have an excellent track record of assisting corporations achieve negotiated or litigated outcomes in contentious matters in the Labour Court, domestic and international arbitrations, and other dispute resolution forums.

We are regularly involved in the employment and labour-related aspects of domestic and cross-border commercial transactions, including those arising from M&A deals, insolvency and receivership matters, and in strategic employment and human resource (HR) planning. Our advice includes negotiating the HR aspects of corporate transactions and drafting various related agreements including transition services agreements, employment agreements and restrictive covenant agreements.

We have recently advised corporate clients in the automotive, aviation, manufacturing, oil and gas, hotel and tourism industry sectors.

In the field of labour relations, we focus exclusively on representing (employer) corporations and management.

Our services in this field include providing advice and representation on:

  • Collective agreement administration
  • Collective bargaining
  • Discipline and termination of employment
  • Human rights law
  • Industrial conflicts (strikes, lock-outs and picketing)
  • Labour arbitration and dispute resolution
  • Plant and facility closures
  • Reorganization and workforce reduction
  • Strategic labour advice
  • Successor-employer proceedings
  • Unfair labour practices.

We also regularly assist employers and their executives with:

  • Business immigration and relocation
  • Compliance with employment related legislation
  • Director and officer liability issues and fiduciary duties
  • Discrimination and harassment in the workplace
  • Drafting and enforcing confidentiality, non-solicitation and non-competition covenants
  • Employee codes of conduct and procedures
  • Employment contract and incentive plans and compensation issues
  • Employment-related arbitration and litigation
  • Executive compensation planning
  • Immigration law regarding work permits and visas
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Outsourcings and restructurings
  • Privacy and access to information issues
  • Redundancies and dismissals
  • Retirement benefits
  • Strategic human resources planning
  • Social Security
  • Termination and severance practices and arrangements
  • Transition and retention programs
  • Whistleblower claims and related investigations
  • Wrongful dismissal
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