ADDITIONAL FINE AGAINST ABUSE OF CHILD LABOR, MINIMUM OF FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND BAHT
Key findings in this legislation is to increase the penalty for an offense related to child labor case for instance
The Department of Labour Protection and Welfare, Mr. Sumet Mahosot stated that the Labour Protection Act 2541 prohibits hiring a child under 18 years of age working in dangerous jobs and in prohibited places like running a slaughterhouse. The Gamblers Establishment concerning the processing of fish. Fishing boats in a penalty fine of 400,000 baht to 800,000 baht per one employee. Or imprisonment not exceeding two years or to both. According to the Fisheries Act 2558, employers are forewarned do not employ children under 18 years of age, if failure to comply will be prosecuted immediately.
If the employee is mentally or physically harm due to breach of employers, penalty will be a fine of from 800,000 baht up to 2,000,000 baht per one employed person or imprisonment not exceeding four years or to both.
Employing children will gain them more experience, learning on how to adapt in a different environment and will be useful in the future. The key findings in this legislation is to increase the penalty for an offense related to child labor to protect the future of the youth from entering the labor market is premature and inappropriate employment and dissuading employers from the exploitation of child labor illegal. For employers who is in doubt of the ability of the children can call the Division of Labour Protection and Welfare Office phone 0-2245-7170, 0-2246-6389 Bangkok and 10 field offices of Labour All Province. Or telephone hotline 1546