Penaties For Illegal Employent for Aliens

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The Royal Decree on the Management of Foreign Workers Act of 2017 came into effect on June 23, 2017, and was amended by the Aliens Management Act (No. 2) , effective from March 28th 2018. To avoid misunderstanding about the work of foreign workers the Prachuab Khirikhan Employment Office has described the following operation of this legislaton. 1. An alien who works in Thailand must obtain a work permit from the registrar. If the alien works without a permit, he / she will be guilty of misconduct liable to a fine of 5,000- 50,000 THB. After paying the fine thjey will be deported as soon as possible. 1.1 Aliens who work as employees in circumstances other than those stipulated on the work permit are also liable to these penalties. 2. An employer who commits offences under Section 9 of the Aliens Management Act (No. 2), 2016 shall be liable to a fine of between 10,000 and 100,000 THB per alien. If the employer repeatedly commits the offence, he/she shall be liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or to a fine of 50000-200000 THB per alien, or both, and not be able to hire an alien to work for 3 years 2.1 Employers hiring an alien workemployees in circumstances other than those stipulated on the work permit are also liable to these penalties.

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