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Innovare Thailand

Innovare Thailand, a cornerstone of the Innovare Group, empowers seamless business expansion into Thailand's vibrant market. Leveraging our comprehensive Employer of Record (EOR) services, we ensure your venture's smooth adaptation to the local business landscape. Our in-depth expertise and unwavering commitment to compliance pave the way for your success.

Expert navigation through Thailand's dynamic business environment.

Streamlined processes for employing foreign talent and managing payroll.

Dedicated support for ensuring adherence to local laws and regulations.

Specialized solutions for both expatriates and local professionals in Thailand.

Local Expertise

Country-Specific Solutions


In Thailand, a written employment contract outlining key terms must be provided to new hires within 30 days of their start date. This contract fosters transparency by clearly defining job duties, work schedules, compensation details, and leave entitlements, establishing a solid foundation for the employment relationship.

  • The contract specifies job duties and expectations for clarity.
  • It outlines work schedules to ensure mutual understanding.
  • Salary and payment details are clearly laid out for transparency.
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Payroll Services

The payroll cycle in Thailand is generally monthly and is usually paid on the last working day of the month. Standard workweeks are 48 hours, with overtime capped at 36 hours per month. Timely tax filings are crucial, with specific deadlines for both hardcopy and electronic submissions.

  • Salary paid by the last working day of the month.
  • Standard workweek: 48 hours
  • Overtime capped at 36 hours per week
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Thailand operates a progressive income tax system up to 35%. An individual is considered a tax resident if one stayed in Thailand for 180 days or more in a calendar year. All income derived from work performed in Thailand is subject to taxation, regardless of payment location. Residents are also taxed on foreign-sourced income if remitted into Thailand during the year received.

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Thai employees enjoy statutory leave benefits that promote work-life balance and employee satisfaction. These include:

  • Annual leave: Minimum of 6 days after completing one full year of employment. For employees who have not completed one year of service, the employer may provide a yearly leave on a pro-rata basis, increasing with seniority (up to 12 days after a year upon mutual agreement between employer and employee)
  • National holidays: 13-16 days off per year, depending on specific holidays observed
  • Sick leave: Up to 30 days paid leave with a medical certificate
  • Maternity leave: 98 days paid leave for childbirth
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Social Security Management

Thailand's social security system, known as the Social Security Scheme (SSS), provides financial security for employees in the event of retirement, disability, death, work injuries, and unemployment. Employers and employees contribute mandatory monthly premiums based on a set percentage of salary:

  • Employee Social Security Organization (SSO): Covers retirement pensions, healthcare, unemployment benefits, and funeral grants. Employee contribution is 5% of salary and a maximum contribution of THB 750 per month.  Employers are also required to contribute an equal amount.
  • Employee State Welfare and Development Fund (ESWDF): Supports employee development and welfare programs. Employee contribution is 0.5% of salary, with no employer contribution required.
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Employment can be terminated in Thailand where there is ‘just cause’, which includes reasons of criminal offence, employee caused willful damage, negligence causing serious damage to employer/put others at risk, employee violated work rules, regulations or orders even with written warning from employer, employee was absent for 3 consecutive days without notice or any justifiable reason or the employee is sentenced to imprisonment.

  • Notice period: Minimum 30 days for employees with at least 120 days of service.
  • Payment in lieu of notice is permitted.

Severance pay is mandatory if applicable and determined by the employee’s length of service. Employees working for less than 120 days for the same employer are not eligible to receive any severance payment.

  • Employees with more than 120 days of service but less than one year are entitled to 30 days severance pay.
  • Employees with service of 1 year but less than three years are entitled to 90 days of severance pay.
  • Employees with three years but less than six years are entitled to 180 days severance pay.
  • Employees with six years but less than ten years are entitled to 240 days severance pay.
  • Employees with service of 10 years but less than 20 years are entitled to 300 days severance pay.
  • Employees with 20 years or more are entitled to 400 days severance pay.
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Thailand Market

Strategic Hub

Thailand's central location in Southeast Asia makes it ideal for regional expansion and access to a vast market.

Economic Strength

A robust economy with a skilled workforce positions Thailand for exciting business opportunities.

Competitive Advantage

Competitive labor costs make Thailand attractive for businesses seeking cost-effective operations.

Global Reach

Comprehensive Solutions, Tailored for You


You've got questions, and we have the answers.

1) What documents should the client have ready to avail EOR services from Innovare in Thailand?

2) Do you assist clients with company incorporation in Thailand? If so, to what extent do you provide support?

3) What does the process of getting started with Innovare for EOR services in Thailand actually entail?

4) Does Innovare also support businesses with other aspects of setting up a business, such as becoming a member of a chamber of commerce or taking advantage of particular government schemes or grants in Thailand? If yes, to what extent does that support extend?

5)  How does Innovare assist clients with visa and work permit requirements in Thailand? What documents do you require from clients to facilitate the visa application process?