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泰國雇主在公司停止營運後是否需要支付員工薪水 (問與答) Part I

Updated: Aug 17, 2021

Shall a Thai Employer Pay Employee When its Business is Closed (Q&A) Part I

泰國雇主在公司停止營運後是否需要支付員工薪水 (問與答) Part I


(基於文章長度限制,本篇Q&A會分成四個部分,後續內容敬請期待)


1. Should a Thai employer pay employee when its business is closed during COVID-19?

當泰國雇主停止營運時,是否應支付員工薪水?


Answer: In the following cases, a Thai employer should pay employee:

答案:以下狀況泰國雇主應支付員工薪水:


a. Business that the government does not order to close, but the Thai employer closes the business itself.

政府未強制停止營運,泰國雇主自行決定停業。


b. In the case of COVID-19, the Thai employer has assessed the situation and is expecting that the epidemic may last for a long time and the employer will go bankrupt.

在COVID-19期間,泰國雇主評估狀況後認為疫情會持續一段長時間,繼續下去會發生破產。


In conclusion, in the event that a Thai employer asks an employee to stop working without paying the employee's salary, it must be a business that the government has ordered to temporarily close due to the outbreak of COVID-19 unless the employee voluntarily agrees not to receive the salary.

總結,當泰國雇主停止營運但不需支付員工薪水,一定是因政府命令企業在COVID-19爆發時暫停營運,除非員工自願同意不支薪。


2. Under what circumstances will a Thai employee receive government compensation that the employer does not need to pay employee during COVID-19?

在哪種情況下當泰國雇主在COVID-19期間不需支付員工薪資,但政府會進行補助?


Answer: 1 type.

答案:一種。


On July 13, 2021, Cabinet meeting approved compensation measures for COVID-19 to compensate for the lockdown resulting from the order to close the place of business issued in accordance with Section 9 of Emergency Decree No. 27 by paying compensation to people affected by lockdown orders and curfews in dark red areas.

2021年7月13日的內閣會議通過COVID-19的補助措施,因應根據第 27 號緊急命令第 9條發布的關閉營業場所的命令而導致的封城,並補償給收到封鎖令的深紅色區域和宵禁影響的人。


In this case, the Thai employer does not have to pay salary. The government will compensate the employees being affected.

在這種情況下當泰國雇主不需支付員工薪水,政府會補償受影響的員工。


Please be aware that this type of government compensation is different from compensation received from the Social Security Office.

請注意,這類政府補償與社會保險辦公室的補償不同。


3. How much and how many months would the Thai government compensate?

泰國政府幾個月補助多少泰銖?


Answer: For the Thai employee who is the insurer according to Section 33 of Thai Social Security Act shall receive 2,500 baht per person for 1 month. For the Thai employee who is the insurer according to Section 39 and 40 of Thai Social Security Act shall receive 5,000 baht per person for 1 month.


Furthermore, for the Thai employer who is affected during the COVID-19 pandemic of 9 industries in dark red areas will be eligible to apply for government compensation of 3,000 baht per employee per business with a maximum of not more than 200 employees (600,000 baht) as well. By the way, for the Thai entrepreneur who does not have any employee still can apply to be an insurer according to Section 40 of the Thai Social Security Act to get 5,000 baht of government compensation for 1 month.


答案:對於根據《泰國社會保險法》第33條作為保險人的泰國員工,每人1個月應獲得 2,500泰銖。對於根據《泰國社會保險法》第39條和第40條作為保險人的泰國員工,每人1個月應獲得 5,000 泰銖。

此外,對於在深紅色區域的9項行業COVID-19期間受到影響的泰國雇主,將有資格申請每間企業每位員工3,000泰銖的政府補助,最多不超過200位員工(600,000泰銖)。順帶一提,對於沒有任何員工的泰國企業,仍然可以根據《泰國社會保險法》第40條申請成為保險人,以獲得1個月5,000泰銖的政府補助。


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