Labor pains squeeze fast aging Thailand | Asia Times

Posted by jaypee 110 days ago Thailand
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January 1, 2018 promises to be an unhappy New Year for many Thai companies. The date marks the end of a six-month amnesty for thousands of illegal migrant workers in the kingdom to come above ground with labor authorities.

The Management of Foreign Workers Employment Act, Thailand’s response to being downgraded to ‘Tier 3’ status on the United States’ government’s annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report in 2014, will impose steep fines of up to $24,000 and jail terms on job agencies or Thai companies that hire illegal migrant workers beginning next year.