Many businesses around Thailand have reacted to the news that employing illegal workers could mean severe penalties being applied.
As a result, reports claim that around three million foreign workers are to be registered.
It was announced recently that companies could face fines of up to 800,000 baht per employee caught working illegally.
Many companies had failed to register workers in the belief that the punishment for not doing so would not be harsh but with the Decree on the Management of Foreign Workers Act 2017 being declared, panic set in, resulting in an influx of applications.
The new rules do not affect the likes of the fishing industries, who use a vast amount of foreign labour. This is due to workers having been regulated by the government in previous crackdowns on unregulated fishing and human trafficking. It is thought that 70,000 fishermen are employed from other nations.
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Source : Nation
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