Employers of migrant workers from Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar employed in fishing and seafood processing industries are warned to bring them for registration in order to renew their work permits now until December 30 failing that both the employers and employees will face legal actions.
Employers can bring their employees whose work permits are due to expire at the end of this year and their dependents who are under 18 to the provincial employment service offices in 22 coastal provinces and in Bangkok for registration.
The employees who are migrant workers from the three neighbouring countries will undergo medical checkup and apply for health insurance at hospitals designated by the Public Health Ministry in order to receive new work permits.
The registration is meant for employed workers whose work permits are due to expire at the end of this year, not for workers who do not have work permits yet.
According to official records, there are 21,557 workers in the fishing industry and 54,591 in seafood processing industry.
Employers who fail to bring their employees to register and still allow them to work will be liable to 100,000 baht fine for each employee whereas the employees are liable to 5 years imprisonment and/or a fine of 100,000 baht.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)