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18 Feb 2019
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Japan Joins Marrakesh Treaty For Copyright Exceptions, Serving People With Visual Impairments
If you are reading this, you probably are one of the many people blessed with little or no visual impairment. However, there are many people who are visually disabled or impaired.
Japan
16 Oct 2018
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Japan Legal Update | Vol. 40
On July 19, 2018, in a case in which the parties litigated whether payment of a so-called fixed overtime allowance is considered payment ...
Japan
2 Oct 2018
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Japan Reforms Work Style Regulations
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.
Japan
13 Sep 2018
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Legislation For The Promotion Of Work Style Reform Enacted
Legislation for the Promotion of Work Style Reform was enacted on June 29, 2018
Japan
10 Aug 2018
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Japan Enacts New Overtime Rules To Prevent Death From Overwork
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...
Japan
20 Jul 2018
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Japan's Supreme Court Issues First Decisions Interpreting Article 20 Of The Labor Contract Act
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) ...
Japan
13 Jul 2018
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Cabinet Approves And Submits To The Diet A Bill For Legislation For The Promotion Of Work Style Reform
On April 6, 2018, the Japanese Cabinet approved and submitted to the Diet the Bill for Legislation for the Promotion of Work Style Reform.
Japan
30 May 2018
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It's Official: Employers In Japan Must Convert Some Fixed-Term Employment Contracts To Indefinite Status
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 ...
Japan
8 May 2018
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Death By Overwork In Japan: Cultivating A Healthy Workforce From Across The World
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.
Japan
12 Dec 2017
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Japan Legal Update | Vol. 31
As April 1, 2018, will mark the fifth year since the "Rule on conversion of fixed-term employment to permanent employment" ("Conversion Rule")...
Japan
30 Nov 2017
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Japan Legal Update | Vol. 30
The Outline, as a general rule, limits overtime to 45 hours per month and 360 hours per year
Japan
2 Nov 2017
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Japan's Ministry Of Health, Labour And Welfare Discloses Implementation Status Of Stress Check Test Program
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.
Japan
2 Oct 2017
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Japan Legal Update | Vol. 28
In contrast, the decision did not give special consideration to the fact that the employee was a doctor in deciding the extra pay issue.
Japan
1 Sep 2017
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Reigning In Overtime In Japan: Is It Finally Time?
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...
Japan
28 Jun 2017
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Amendment To Child And Family Care Leave Act, Etc.
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.
Japan
2 Jun 2017
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Japan's Action Plan For The Realization Of Work Style Reform
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...
Japan
2 May 2017
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Japan's New Guidance On Working Time
The Guidelines build on existing working time regulations by strengthening definitions and clarifying what is required.
Japan
24 Apr 2017
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Japan Legal Update Vol. 23 | March 2017
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.
Japan
31 Mar 2017
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