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Thailand - Types of employment contracts


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Maximum probationary (trial) period: no limitation

Remarks:
  • The LPA does not regulate the duration of the probationary period.

Fixed term contract (FTC):
  • FTC regulated: Yes
    Remarks:
    • See art. 118 LPA, art. 581 CCC and art. 17 and 17/1 LPA, as amended by LPA- No.2 of 2008 and LPA-No.7 of 2019.
      Art. 17/1 LPA deals with termination without prior notice.
  • Valid reasons for FTC use: objective and material reasons
    Remarks:
    • Fixed term contracts are defined in art. 118 LPA in connection with the right to severance pay which does not apply to employees with a fixed-term contract.
      Pursuant to the same provision fixed term employment under is allowed for employment in specific projects which do not fall within not the normal activities of the employer's business or trade, and which required a definite to start and end the work, or for occasional work or for seasonal work. Such work must be completed within a period of not more than two years, and the employer shall enter into a written contract with the employee upon commencement of employment.
  • Maximum number of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No limitation on the maximun number of FTCs.
      According to art. 581 of the CCC, "if after the end of the agreed period the employee continues to render services and the employer knowing thereof does not object, the parties are presumed to have made a new contract on the same terms, but either party can terminate the contract by giving notice."
  • Maximum cumulative duration of successive FTCs: 2 year(s)
    Remarks:
    • See art 118 LPA: Fixed term work must be completed within a period of not more than two years.
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Maximum probationary (trial) period: no limitation

Remarks:
  • The LPA does not regulate the duration of the probationary period.

Fixed term contract (FTC):
  • FTC regulated: Yes
    Remarks:
    • See art. 118 LPA, art. 581 CCC and art. 17 and 17/1 LPA, as amended by LPA- No.2 of 2008 and LPA-No.7 of 2019.
      Art. 17/1 LPA deals with termination without prior notice.
  • Valid reasons for FTC use: objective and material reasons
    Remarks:
    • Fixed term contracts are defined in art. 118 LPA in connection with the right to severance pay which does not apply to employees with a fixed-term contract.
      Pursuant to the same provision fixed term employment under is allowed for employment in specific projects which do not fall within not the normal activities of the employer's business or trade, and which required a definite to start and end the work, or for occasional work or for seasonal work. Such work must be completed within a period of not more than two years, and the employer shall enter into a written contract with the employee upon commencement of employment.
  • Maximum number of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No limitation on the maximun number of FTCs.
      According to art. 581 of the CCC, "if after the end of the agreed period the employee continues to render services and the employer knowing thereof does not object, the parties are presumed to have made a new contract on the same terms, but either party can terminate the contract by giving notice."
  • Maximum cumulative duration of successive FTCs: 2 year(s)
    Remarks:
    • See art 118 LPA: Fixed term work must be completed within a period of not more than two years.
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Maximum probationary (trial) period: no limitation

Remarks:
  • The LPA does not regulate the duration of the probationary period.

Fixed term contract (FTC):
  • FTC regulated: Yes
    Remarks:
    • See art. 118 LPA, art. 581 CCC and art. 17 and 17/1 LPA, as amended by LPA- No.2 of 2008 and LPA-No.7 of 2019.
      Art. 17/1 LPA deals with termination without prior notice.
  • Valid reasons for FTC use: objective and material reasons
    Remarks:
    • Fixed term contracts are defined in art. 118 LPA in connection with the right to severance pay which does not apply to employees with a fixed-term contract.
      Pursuant to the same provision fixed term employment under is allowed for employment in specific projects which do not fall within not the normal activities of the employer's business or trade, and which required a definite to start and end the work, or for occasional work or for seasonal work. Such work must be completed within a period of not more than two years, and the employer shall enter into a written contract with the employee upon commencement of employment.
  • Maximum number of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No limitation on the maximun number of FTCs.
      According to art. 581 of the CCC, "if after the end of the agreed period the employee continues to render services and the employer knowing thereof does not object, the parties are presumed to have made a new contract on the same terms, but either party can terminate the contract by giving notice."
  • Maximum cumulative duration of successive FTCs: 2 year(s)
    Remarks:
    • See art 118 LPA: Fixed term work must be completed within a period of not more than two years.
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Maximum probationary (trial) period: no limitation

Remarks:
  • The LPA does not regulate the duration of the probationary period.

Fixed term contract (FTC):
  • FTC regulated: Yes
    Remarks:
    • See art. 118 LPA, art. 581 CCC and art. 17 LPA, as amended by LPA-No2 of 2008.
  • Valid reasons for FTC use: objective and material reasons
    Remarks:
    • Fixed term contracts are defined in art. 118 LPA in connection with the right to severance pay which does not apply to employees with a fixed-term contract.
      Pursuant to the same provision fixed term employment under is allowed for employment in specific projects which do not fall within not the normal activities of the employer's business or trade, and which required a definite to start and end the work, or for occasional work or for seasonal work. Such work must be completed within a period of not more than two years, and the employer shall enter into a written contract with the employee upon commencement of employment.
  • Maximum number of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No limitation on the maximun number of FTCs.
      According to art. 581 of the CCC, "if after the end of the agreed period the employee continues to render services and the employer knowing thereof does not object, the parties are presumed to have made a new contract on the same terms, but either party can terminate the contract by giving notice."
  • Maximum cumulative duration of successive FTCs: 2 year(s)
    Remarks:
    • See art 118 LPA: Fixed term work must be completed within a period of not more than two years.
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Maximum probationary (trial) period: no limitation

Remarks:
  • The LPA does not regulate the duration of the probationary period.

Fixed term contract (FTC):
  • FTC regulated: Yes
    Remarks:
    • See art. 118 LPA, art. 581 CCC and art. 17 LPA, as amended by LPA-No2 of 2008.
  • Valid reasons for FTC use: objective and material reasons
    Remarks:
    • Fixed term contracts are defined in art. 118 LPA in connection with the right to severance pay which does not apply to employees with a fixed-term contract.
      Pursuant to the same provision fixed term employment under is allowed for employment in specific projects which do not fall within not the normal activities of the employer's business or trade, and which required a definite to start and end the work, or for occasional work or for seasonal work. Such work must be completed within a period of not more than two years, and the employer shall enter into a written contract with the employee upon commencement of employment.
  • Maximum number of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No limitation on the maximun number of FTCs.
      According to art. 581 of the CCC, "if after the end of the agreed period the employee continues to render services and the employer knowing thereof does not object, the parties are presumed to have made a new contract on the same terms, but either party can terminate the contract by giving notice."
  • Maximum cumulative duration of successive FTCs: 2 year(s)
    Remarks:
    • See art 118 LPA: Fixed term work must be completed within a period of not more than two years.
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Maximum probationary (trial) period: no limitation

Remarks:
  • The LPA does not regulate the duration of the probationary period.

Fixed term contract (FTC):
  • FTC regulated: Yes
    Remarks:
    • See art. 118 LPA, art. 581 CCC and art. 17 LPA, as amended by LPA-No2 of 2008.
  • Valid reasons for FTC use: objective and material reasons
    Remarks:
    • Fixed term contracts are defined in art. 118 LPA in connection with the right to severance pay which does not apply to employees with a fixed-term contract.
      Pursuant to the same provision fixed term employment under is allowed for employment in specific projects which do not fall within not the normal activities of the employer's business or trade, and which required a definite to start and end the work, or for occasional work or for seasonal work. Such work must be completed within a period of not more than two years, and the employer shall enter into a written contract with the employee upon commencement of employment.
  • Maximum number of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No limitation on the maximun number of FTCs.
      According to art. 581 of the CCC, "if after the end of the agreed period the employee continues to render services and the employer knowing thereof does not object, the parties are presumed to have made a new contract on the same terms, but either party can terminate the contract by giving notice."
  • Maximum cumulative duration of successive FTCs: 2 year(s)
    Remarks:
    • See art 118 LPA: Fixed term work must be completed within a period of not more than two years.
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Maximum probationary (trial) period: no limitation

Remarks:
  • The LPA does not regulate the duration of the probationary period.

Fixed term contract (FTC):
  • FTC regulated: Yes
    Remarks:
    • See art. 118 LPA, art. 581 CCC and art. 17 LPA, as amended by LPA-No2 of 2008.
  • Valid reasons for FTC use: objective and material reasons
    Remarks:
    • Fixed term contracts are defined in art. 118 LPA in connection with the right to severance pay which does not apply to employees with a fixed-term contract.
      Pursuant to the same provision fixed term employment under is allowed for employment in specific projects which do not fall within not the normal activities of the employer's business or trade, and which required a definite to start and end the work, or for occasional work or for seasonal work. Such work must be completed within a period of not more than two years, and the employer shall enter into a written contract with the employee upon commencement of employment.
  • Maximum number of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No limitation on the maximun number of FTCs.
      According to art. 581 of the CCC, "if after the end of the agreed period the employee continues to render services and the employer knowing thereof does not object, the parties are presumed to have made a new contract on the same terms, but either party can terminate the contract by giving notice."
  • Maximum cumulative duration of successive FTCs: 2 year(s)
    Remarks:
    • See art 118 LPA: Fixed term work must be completed within a period of not more than two years.
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Maximum probationary (trial) period: no limitation

Remarks:
  • The LPA does not regulate the duration of the probationary period.

Fixed term contract (FTC):
  • FTC regulated: Yes
    Remarks:
    • See art. 118 LPA, art. 581 CCC and art. 17 LPA, as amended by LPA-No2 of 2008.
  • Valid reasons for FTC use: objective and material reasons
    Remarks:
    • Fixed term contracts are defined in art. 118 LPA in connection with the right to severance pay which does not apply to employees with a fixed-term contract.
      Pursuant to the same provision fixed term employment under is allowed for employment in specific projects which do not fall within not the normal activities of the employer's business or trade, and which required a definite to start and end the work, or for occasional work or for seasonal work. Such work must be completed within a period of not more than two years, and the employer shall enter into a written contract with the employee upon commencement of employment.
  • Maximum number of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No limitation on the maximun number of FTCs.
      According to art. 581 of the CCC, "if after the end of the agreed period the employee continues to render services and the employer knowing thereof does not object, the parties are presumed to have made a new contract on the same terms, but either party can terminate the contract by giving notice."
  • Maximum cumulative duration of successive FTCs: 2 year(s)
    Remarks:
    • See art 118 LPA: Fixed term work must be completed within a period of not more than two years.
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Maximum probationary (trial) period: no limitation

Remarks:
  • The LPA does not regulate the duration of the probationary period.

Fixed term contract (FTC):
  • FTC regulated: Yes
    Remarks:
    • See art. 118 LPA, art. 581 CCC and art. 17 LPA, as amended by LPA-No2 of 2008.
  • Valid reasons for FTC use: objective and material reasons
    Remarks:
    • Fixed term contracts are defined in art. 118 LPA in connection with the right to severance pay which does not apply to employees with a fixed-term contract.
      Pursuant to the same provision fixed term employment under is allowed for employment in specific projects which do not fall within not the normal activities of the employer's business or trade, and which required a definite to start and end the work, or for occasional work or for seasonal work. Such work must be completed within a period of not more than two years, and the employer shall enter into a written contract with the employee upon commencement of employment.
  • Maximum number of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No limitation on the maximun number of FTCs.
      According to art. 581 of the CCC, "if after the end of the agreed period the employee continues to render services and the employer knowing thereof does not object, the parties are presumed to have made a new contract on the same terms, but either party can terminate the contract by giving notice."
  • Maximum cumulative duration of successive FTCs: 2 year(s)
    Remarks:
    • See art 118 LPA: Fixed term work must be completed within a period of not more than two years.
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Maximum probationary (trial) period: no limitation

Remarks:
  • The LPA does not regulate the duration of the probationary period.

Fixed term contract (FTC):
  • FTC regulated: Yes
    Remarks:
    • See art. 118 LPA, art. 581 CCC and art. 17 LPA, as amended by LPA-No2 of 2008.
  • Valid reasons for FTC use: objective and material reasons
    Remarks:
    • Fixed term contracts are defined in art. 118 LPA in connection with the right to severance pay which does not apply to employees with a fixed-term contract.
      Pursuant to the same provision fixed term employment under is allowed for employment in specific projects which do not fall within not the normal activities of the employer's business or trade, and which required a definite to start and end the work, or for occasional work or for seasonal work. Such work must be completed within a period of not more than two years, and the employer shall enter into a written contract with the employee upon commencement of employment.
  • Maximum number of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No limitation on the maximun number of FTCs.
      According to art. 581 of the CCC, "if after the end of the agreed period the employee continues to render services and the employer knowing thereof does not object, the parties are presumed to have made a new contract on the same terms, but either party can terminate the contract by giving notice."
  • Maximum cumulative duration of successive FTCs: 2 year(s)
    Remarks:
    • See art 118 LPA: Fixed term work must be completed within a period of not more than two years.
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Maximum probationary (trial) period: no limitation

Remarks:
  • The LPA does not regulate the duration of the probationary period.

Fixed term contract (FTC):
  • FTC regulated: Yes
    Remarks:
    • See art. 118 LPA, art. 581 CCC and art. 17 LPA, as amended by LPA-No2 of 2008.
  • Valid reasons for FTC use: objective and material reasons
    Remarks:
    • Fixed term contracts are defined in art. 118 LPA in connection with the right to severance pay which does not apply to employees with a fixed-term contract.
      Pursuant to the same provision fixed term employment under is allowed for employment in specific projects which do not fall within not the normal activities of the employer's business or trade, and which required a definite to start and end the work, or for occasional work or for seasonal work. Such work must be completed within a period of not more than two years, and the employer shall enter into a written contract with the employee upon commencement of employment.
  • Maximum number of successive FTCs: no limitation
    Remarks:
    • No limitation on the maximun number of FTCs.
      According to art. 581 of the CCC, "if after the end of the agreed period the employee continues to render services and the employer knowing thereof does not object, the parties are presumed to have made a new contract on the same terms, but either party can terminate the contract by giving notice."
  • Maximum cumulative duration of successive FTCs: 2 year(s)
    Remarks:
    • See art 118 LPA: Fixed term work must be completed within a period of not more than two years.