Section 12

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Group or joint liability Minimum wage

This provision establishes joint liability for the payment of workers’ wages throughout the labour supply chain, making both head and sub contractors responsible for ensuring that workers are paid.

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Section 12. Whereas an Employer is a Sub-contractor, all the Subcontractors before him, if any, including the First Contractor, shall be jointly liable with the Sub-contractor who is the Employer for payment of Wages, Overtime Pay, Holiday Pay, Holiday Overtime Pay, Severance Pay, Special Severance Pay, Contributions, Supplementary Contributions or additional money.

The First Contractor or Sub-contractors under paragraph one shall have the right to take recourse for the money paid under paragraph one from the Subcontractor who is the Employer.

Law /Thailand / Labour Protection Act B.E. 2541 (1998)

The Labour Protection Act B.E. 2541 (1998) is the principal labour law statute in Thailand.

The Act sets out the duties and obligations of employers and the rights and responsibilities of the employees.

Under section 158, corporations may be held criminally liable for the acts or omissions of a Managing Director of any other person responsible for carrying out the business of the corporate body.