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Jones Day
On July 19, 2018, in a case in which the parties litigated whether payment of a so-called fixed overtime allowance is considered payment ...
TMF Group
A country known worldwide for its pressurised work environment and unspoken requirement for long hours, Japan has passed a work reform bill aimed at changing that reputation.
Jones Day
Legislation for the Promotion of Work Style Reform was enacted on June 29, 2018
Fisher Phillips LLP
In response to increasing media reports of "karoshi" (employee death due to overwork), Japan has made some major changes to its Labor Standards Act of 1947. Under a recent amendment...
Jones Day
On June 1, 2018, in the Hamakyorex (please see the September 2016 issue) and Nagasawa-Unyu decisions (please see the November 2016 issue), the Supreme Court (Second Petty Bench) ...
Jones Day
On April 6, 2018, the Japanese Cabinet approved and submitted to the Diet the Bill for Legislation for the Promotion of Work Style Reform.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Last month, Japan's restrictions on fixed-term employment contracts took effect, and employees with at least five years of service with an employer can now be considered indefinite-term employees ...
Littler Mendelson
Japan has a reputation for being a difficult jurisdiction for firing employees.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
In the wake of increased international focus on karoshi—a common Japanese term meaning "death by overwork"—Japan's government and business leaders alike agree that Japan's "culture of overwork" is a critical issue in need of a solution.
Jones Day
The Outline, as a general rule, limits overtime to 45 hours per month and 360 hours per year
Jones Day
On July 26, 2017, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare disclosed the status of the implementation of the stress check test program, which was introduced in December 2015 pursuant to an amendment to the Industrial Safety and Health Act.
TMF Group
In part due to recent tragic events in the media relating to 'Karoshi' - or death from overwork - there is an increased public and political interest in better understanding and managing Japanese...
Jones Day
The amendment to the Act on the Welfare of Workers Who Take Care of Children or Other Family Members Including Child Care and Family Care Leave ("Act"), etc. was enacted on March 31, 2017.
Jones Day
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe recently held 10 meetings of the "Council for the Realization of Work Style Reform," to discuss reforms to Japan's labor law system with experts from both the management...
iGlobal Law
The Guidelines build on existing working time regulations by strengthening definitions and clarifying what is required.
Jones Day
The most noteworthy inclusions in the Guidelines are the provision of an interpretation of the term "working hours" and the provision of specific examples of working hours.
Linklaters
In the APAC region, a key trend has been legal change driven by the changing demographics of ageing populations, with many governments across the region passing or proposing laws that address retirement ages...
iGlobal Law
Similarly, for ‘family care' leave; under the new rules where workers are employed by the same employer for a continuous period of at least one year, such workers will be eligible for family care leave.
Ushijima & Partners
Some foreign companies think that Japanese labor law is not applicable to a labor contract as long as the contract specifies that the applicable law is the law of another country besides Japan.
Jones Day
On August 31, 2016, the Tokyo High Court issued a decision ordering a company to pay an aggrieved employee approximately 60 million JPY.
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TMF Group
A country known worldwide for its pressurised work environment and unspoken requirement for long hours, Japan has passed a work reform bill aimed at changing that reputation.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Last month, Japan's restrictions on fixed-term employment contracts took effect, and employees with at least five years of service with an employer can now be considered indefinite-term employees ...
Jones Day
On July 19, 2018, in a case in which the parties litigated whether payment of a so-called fixed overtime allowance is considered payment ...
Jones Day
The amendment to the Act on the Welfare of Workers Who Take Care of Children or Other Family Members Including Child Care and Family Care Leave ("Act"), etc. was enacted on March 31, 2017.
Jones Day
On June 1, 2018, in the Hamakyorex (please see the September 2016 issue) and Nagasawa-Unyu decisions (please see the November 2016 issue), the Supreme Court (Second Petty Bench) ...
Jones Day
Legislation for the Promotion of Work Style Reform was enacted on June 29, 2018
Fisher Phillips LLP
In response to increasing media reports of "karoshi" (employee death due to overwork), Japan has made some major changes to its Labor Standards Act of 1947. Under a recent amendment...
Jones Day
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe recently held 10 meetings of the "Council for the Realization of Work Style Reform," to discuss reforms to Japan's labor law system with experts from both the management...
Ushijima & Partners
Some foreign companies think that Japanese labor law is not applicable to a labor contract as long as the contract specifies that the applicable law is the law of another country besides Japan.
Jones Day
The Outline, as a general rule, limits overtime to 45 hours per month and 360 hours per year
Jones Day
On April 6, 2018, the Japanese Cabinet approved and submitted to the Diet the Bill for Legislation for the Promotion of Work Style Reform.
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