The business in question is located at 200 Pee Road, Rat Uthit, and it is managed by a Thai woman. Among the employees, there was a male barber named Osamh, who was found giving haircuts to tourists when the police arrived for their investigation on July 19.
In response to the situation, the police requested to examine Osamh's documents related to his entry into Thailand and his work permit. However, it was discovered that Osamh did not possess a work permit. He held Jordanian citizenship and admitted to working as a barber at the shop.
As a consequence, the officers arrested Osamh and took him to the Patong police station to formalize the arrest, inform him of the charges against him, and explain his rights.
Another establishment that came under investigation was a beauty salon in Choeng Thale Subdistrict, Thalang District, Phuket. It was discovered that three Russian women, aged 34, 32, and 26, were either working or being employed as beauticians without the required work permits.
The Ministry of Labour has recently issued a stern warning to employers and foreign workers to strictly abide by the law. Employers found hiring foreign workers without valid work permits or employing them for unauthorized work could face fines ranging from 10,000 to 100,000 baht per foreign worker.
In cases of repeated violations, the penalties may include imprisonment for up to 1 year, fines of 50,000 to 200,000 baht, or both, as well as a three-year ban on hiring foreign workers. Foreign workers who engage in unauthorized work or work without proper permits could be fined between 5,000 and 50,000 baht and may also face deportation.