– If an individual lures a victim into work in Thailand (i.e., domestically, without crossing borders), the penalties are up to 3 years imprisonment or fines not exceeding 60,000 baht (1,714 USD) or both.
-If an individual without a license lures a person to work abroad, the penalties are 3-10 years imprisonment and fines of 60,000- 200,000 baht (1,714-5,714 USD).
– If an individual lures a person to work or to be trained abroad through fraud, the penalties are 3-10 years imprisonment and fines of 60,000-200,000 baht (1,714-5,714 USD).
– Forcing an adult to work more than 36 hours per week are subjected to a penalty of not exceeding 6 months imprisonment or fines not exceeding 100,000 baht (USD 2,857) or both.
– Forcing an adult to work continuously more than 5 hours per day without at least 1 hour break shall be subjected to fines of not exceeding 20,000 baht (571 USD).
The Amendment of the Alien Employment Act (2008)
– Systematizes workforce participation of migrant workers by prohibiting an employer from hiring migrant workers who do not have licenses to work with the employer. An employer who violates this law shall be subject to a fine of 10,000-100,000 baht (285-2,857 USD) per migrant worker. The Act also states that migrants along border areas who have travel documents under the Immigration Act shall be allowed to temporarily work in the area around the border. In addition, to ensure the safe repatriation of migrant workers, the Act requires that an employer must make deductions from a migrant worker’s salary to contribute to a repatriation fund. The Act also calls for an Alien Employment Committee to be set up in order to develop policies regarding alien employment and monitor the implementation progress of these policies.