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Littler Mendelson
These amendments will become effective on April 1, 2019.
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
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 April 6, 2018, the Japanese Cabinet approved and submitted to the Diet the Bill for Legislation for the Promotion of Work Style Reform.
Jones Day
The Outline, as a general rule, limits overtime to 45 hours per month and 360 hours per year
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.
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.
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.
Jones Day
Article 20 of the Japanese Labor Contract Act prohibits employers from establishing unreasonable differences between the working conditions of fixed-term employees and indefinite-term employees.
Jones Day
The Japan Fair Trade Commission (the "JFTC") has been working to enhance cooperation in enforcement with foreign competition authorities.
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