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Employment agreements are legal contracts that establish a formal employer-employee relationship and should not be contrary to the labor laws. Therefore, a professional advice is always recommended.
In Thailand, employment agreements are not required to be in writing to be valid. However, a written agreement provides a framework for the employment relationship and covers all the terms and conditions the employer and employee should follow. Having a written contract in place can be useful at a later point in time to avoid unnecessary disputes.
Whether you are a start-up or an established business engaging a key employee, at Antares our experienced lawyers can advise and assist you in the preparation of employment agreements specifically created for your organization. We make sure that the terms and conditions are in compliance with the Labor Protection Act, Thai Civil and Commercial Code and any relevant legislation.
Employment agreements should normally include the following provisions:
The date when the contract was made
The names of both parties
The employment starting date
The employment termination date (for fixed-term contracts)
The probationary period
The position and job description covering the employee duties and responsibilities
The wages, benefits and welfare
The working hours and leave entitlement
The workplace location
The non-compete and non-solicitation clauses
The non-disclosure clauses
The intellectual property rights
The work rules and regulations
The causes of termination of employment
At Antares, we invest a lot of time and resources to ensure that your employment agreements reflect current employment law and practice and that your business is fully protect. Contact us for additional information and assistance you may require.