We would like to cut down the public holiday from 16 to 13 days per year. Do we have to send an official letter to the employees and submit this new company policy at the Labour Department?
Yes, you can cut down your annual public holiday to 13 days which is the minimum number of traditional holiday in Thailand per Thai labour law.
You do not have to take it to the Labour Department. Just post it on the company’s bulletin board, if you have one. But if not, just make a letter to announce it and have everyone sign it under the sentence “I have read and understood the above.”
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