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Asia-Pacific labor & employment news - summer 2014

  • Jones Day
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  • Asia-Pacific, Australia, China, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan
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  • August 20 2014

According to statistics published in May 2013, Taiwan has more than 590,000 agency workers, and that number is continually rising at an unprecedented

Ten questions on Japanese employment law

  • Latham & Watkins LLP
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  • Japan
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  • June 30 2010

Japanese labor law derives from statute, e.g., the Japanese Labor Standards Act and Labor Contract Act, and the precedents established by the Japanese courts

Companies face prospect of new rules for temporary workers in Japan

  • Sidley Austin LLP
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  • Japan
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  • August 18 2014

Major amendments to Japan's Worker Dispatch Act of 1985 (the "Act") are expected to be approved and become effective in 2015. These amendments could

Increasing temporary employment in Japan: polarisation in the labour market and the “working poor” part 1

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • Japan
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  • November 15 2013

This post is also available in Japanese. Under the traditional Japanese labour market model, the great majority of people work as regular employees

Employee safety and business continuity

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Japan
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  • May 3 2011

Following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan, many businesses operating in the region have concerns over the stability of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, the availability of fuel and basic supplies, power failures and damage to public infrastructure and communications systems

Japan's new government intending to amend Worker Dispatch Law

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Japan
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  • January 17 2010

While the normal focus of our regulatory newsletters usually relates to issues specific to the financial services sector, in this month's newsletter we will focus on an issue that not only applies to financial services companies but to all companies in Japan: temporary dispatched workers

Temporary contingent workforce developments

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • China, Japan, Mexico
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  • January 3 2014

The past year has brought increased scrutiny and regulation of temporary and other contingent worker arrangements. Notably, China, Japan and Mexico

The Asia employment landscape in 2014

  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
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  • Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam
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  • January 22 2014

Personal data protection remains a topical issue in the region and 2014 will see employers grappling with the new data protection laws in Singapore

Workplace bullying in Japan and Australia

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, Japan
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  • July 31 2012

Workplace bullying has come under recent scrutiny in Asia Pacific with the Japanese Government issuing a report which includes guidance for employers on how to eliminate this type of behaviour at work

Amendments to the Act for Stabilization of Employment of Older Persons: mandated employment until age 65

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Japan
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  • January 18 2013

The increasing number of elderly in Japan's population is placing pressure on the government-run pension insurance scheme, forcing the government to