Thailand’s Labor and Employment Law: Balancing the Demands of a Newly Industrializing State

Vause, W. Gary, Chandravithun, Nikom | January 1, 1992

This article provides a comparative overview of Thailand’s labor law, one of the principal considerations for prospective investors. The legal system is analyzed from the perspective of a U.S. investor; to provide a familiar frame of reference, comparisons are made throughout the analysis to labor law in the United States. Observations also are offered on the important extra-legal aspects of employment in Thailand, such as the implications of Thai culture for the employer-employee relationship.