Hi everyone, I need to know about my rights as an English teacher regarding payment for public holidays. It seems that a language institute in Bangkok does not pay for all public holidays ( they pay for about four a year in fact) . It is a 'full time' job , paid per contact hour - about 20 - 25 hours per week depending on demand, and I'm pleased with everything else regarding the company.
Is it true that as the company's unpaid day-off is Friday (and most of the Thai public holidays are on a Friday) they can get away with not paying for that day. I am told that all companies must nominate a minimum of 10 public holidays out of the 15 for their company.
I am trying to find out my rights, before signing a contract , whether a full-time employee , by Thai law, must be paid for public holidays as well as health insurance (which this employer does provide) and also sick leave (which they don't pay).
I also don't want to make any trouble for myself as well ( This Is Thailand) by sticking up for my rights ( if any) before starting work for this company. Even clarifying it by asking them to state in the contract that they DON"T pay for these days could be asking for trouble. I have seen this link stating that employees are entitled to thirteen national holidays, sick leave and health insurance and would I like to know if it applies to me please. Any advice would be very appreciated.