Leave Policy in Thailand

Shraddha Saxena
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Thailand's leave policy offers a range of paid and unpaid leave types, including annual leave, public holidays, sick leave, and maternity leave, to support employee well-being and work-life balance. Employers hiring employees from Thailand or through an Employer of Record (EOR) in Thailand must comply with these regulations to ensure a fair and supportive workplace. Gloroots helps efficiently manage these entitlements and organize leave requests for your employees.

Annual Leave (Vacation)

  • In Thailand, paid leave is specified in the employment contract.
  • Employees are entitled to at least 6 days of paid annual leave per year after completing one full year of employment.
  • For employees who have not completed one year of service, annual leave may be provided on a pro-rata basis.
  • A leave carryover policy can be agreed upon in advance between the employer and employee.

Public Holidays

  • 1 Jan 2024, Monday: New Year’s Day
  • 24 Feb 2024, Saturday: Makha Bucha Day
  • 26 Feb 2024, Monday: Makha Bucha Holiday (Day Off in Lieu)
  • 6 Apr 2024, Saturday: Chakri Day
  • 8 Apr 2024, Monday: Chakri Day Holiday (Day Off in Lieu)
  • 15 Apr 2024, Monday: Songkran Festival
  • 16 Apr 2024, Tuesday: Songkran Festival
  • 1 May 2024, Wednesday: Labour Day
  • 4 May 2024, Saturday: Coronation of King Vajiralongkorn
  • 6 May 2024, Monday: Coronation of King Vajiralongkorn Holiday (Day Off in Lieu)
  • 22 May 2024, Wednesday: Visakha Bucha Day
  • 3 Jun 2024, Monday: Queen Suthida’s Birthday
  • 20 Jul 2024, Saturday: Asahna Bucha Day
  • 22 Jul 2024, Monday: Asahna Bucha Day Holiday (Day Off in Lieu)
  • 28 Jul 2024, Sunday: King Vajiralongkorn’s Birthday
  • 29 Jul 2024, Monday: King Vajiralongkorn’s Birthday Holiday (Day Off in Lieu)
  • 12 Aug 2024, Monday: Her Majesty the Queen Mother’s Birthday Holiday
  • 13 Oct 2024, Sunday: Passing of His Majesty the Late King
  • 14 Oct 2024, Monday: Passing of His Majesty the Late King Holiday (Day Off in Lieu)
  • 23 Oct 2024, Wednesday: Chulalongkorn Memorial Day
  • 5 Dec 2024, Thursday: His Majesty the Late King’s Birthday
  • 10 Dec 2024, Tuesday: Constitution Day Holiday
  • 25 Dec 2024, Wednesday: Christmas Day
  • 30 Dec 2024, Monday: Special Holiday
  • 31 Dec 2024, Tuesday: New Year’s Eve

Sick Days

All employees in Thailand are allowed unlimited sick leave; however, the employer is responsible for paying for up to 30 days of sick leave annually. The employer may ask for a medical certificate from a qualified healthcare provider for sick leave lasting three days or longer.

Maternity Leave

Employees in Thailand are eligible for 98 days of maternity leave, with Social Security covering the first 45 days at 100% of the standard salary rate, followed by the remaining days at 50% of the standard salary rate.

Paternity Leave

An employee's in Thailand eligibility for paternity leave varies by sector. In the private sector, there is no statutory paternity leave. However, public sector employees are entitled to 15 days of paternity leave.

Parental Leave

Thailand does not have any mandated parental leave.

Military leave 

Male employees in Thailand are entitled to military service leave, during which the employer is required to maintain their basic pay at the normal working day rate, up to a maximum of 60 days per year.

Hassle-Free Leave Policy Management in Thailand  with Gloroots

At Gloroots, we understand that managing leave policies can be complex, especially when expanding your business and hiring internationally. Our platform ensures compliance with Thailand's labor laws, keeps accurate leave balances, processes leave requests seamlessly and generates detailed leave reports. By partnering with Gloroots, you can concentrate on growing your business while we manage the complexities of employee leave administration. Contact us to learn how Gloroots can simplify your HR processes and enhance your operations in Thailand.

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