16. If an employer relocates its business, the employer must give 30 days' notice to employees and the employees shall have the right to terminate their employment on 30 days notice. Special compensation shall be payable and additional compensation may be paid in lieu of the 30 days' notice.
17. If money is paid out of the Employee Support Fund to an employee, then the Department of Labor Protection and Welfare shall have recourse against the person with the obligation to pay the money to recover such payment, together with interest at the rate of 15% per year.
18. The provisions relating to penalties for violations were amended.
Labor Protection Act, (No. 3), B.E. 2551
The Labor Protection Act, (No. 3), B.E. 2551, which came into force on 28 February 2008, increased the powers of the Wage Committee and established the Wage Committee Office in the Ministry of Labor. The Wage Committee's powers and duties include, among others, (1) advising the Council of Ministers in connection with wage and revenue policy, (2) providing guidance to employers for wage adjustments, (3) establishing minimum wage rates and (4) establishing workmanship standard wage rates. The Wage Committee shall have the power to appoint a sub-committee and advisors. The Wage Committee Office shall prepare wage and revenue plans for the Wage Committee, provide research, information and data to the Wage Committee and, if any, the sub-committee and perform such other duties as required by the Wage Committee or sub-committee
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