FAQs

Employment Issues

Questions: In cases where the company cannot operate its business as usual owing to the floods, can the company send its employees to work at its branch office or its affiliated company?  
Answer: This can be considered as follows:

  1. In cases where the employer sends its employees to work at its branch office; The employer may do so without the consent of its employees unless it is prohibited under the work rules or hire contract.
  2. In cases where the employer sends its employees to work at its affiliated company or other companies;

If sending its employees to work at its affiliated company or other companies constitutes a change in the employer, the employer must obtain the employees’ consent. If the employees do not wish to work at the affiliated company or other companies and the employer terminates their employment, the employees are entitled to receive the compensation according to the employment law.

Questions: In a case where the company pays a monthly salary of THB 20,000 to its employee and later the company suffers flooding, resulting in the company wanting to send is employee to work at its branch offices in other provinces, can the company pay a monthly salary to the employee that is less than the usual amount of payment they received before being relocated?  
Answer: The company cannot do so. An employer cannot reduce the wage of its employee to be less than the wage the employee currently receives without the employee’s consent.

Questions: Since the company may have business problems owing to the floods and is unable to bear the burden of hiring employees any longer, can the company lay off its employees?  
Answer: The company may do so; however, the company has to make severance payment to its employees.