Work Permit and Visa has become the single most referred to area of business irritance There are cumbersome procedures, seeming meaningless requirements and out of date concepts. Little is on-line. The broad concept of ‘work’ makes Thailand less competitive than those countries which are more accommodating.
Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand (JFCCT) has done a major update on JFCCT policy recommendations on Work Permit and Visa. See http://www.jfcct.org/major-business-issues/work-permit-visa/ and also the ‘Actual Cases’. Please do read the recommendations here as attachment.