Under the old rules, foreigners who needed a work permit were prohibited from doing any work, for any employer, anywhere, under any such conditions if such were not detailed and, therefore, permitted in the work permit itself. That is no longer the case. Photo: The Phuket News


PHUKET: Last month in part one on our series on Thailand’s new foreign labour law we explained that the new law allows foreigners to work without a work permit in some limited, but significant, circumstances.

Also noted in our first report was how the very definition of work had been revised and that applications for work permits can now be made electronically from within and from outside Thailand.

What most people have failed to notice so far is that the new law is also very good news for foreigners who are still required to obtain a work permit.

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