New Law on Foreign Employees and Migrant

On 23 June 2017, a new Royal Decree on Managing the Work of Aliens B.E. 2560 (2017) ("Royal Decree") became effective. It cancels and replaces the two main pieces of legislation regulating foreigners working in Thailand, namely the Royal Decree on Bringing Alien to Work in the Kingdom B.E. 2559 (2016) and the Alien's Work Act B.E. 2551 (2008) (collectively the "Previous Legislations"). The Royal Decree still upholds the main requirements and principles of the two Previous Legislations but brings the provisions up to date and addresses some new issues to reflect the current situation in the country.

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