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Work-related illness rising in Japan harassment and overwork to blame?

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • Japan
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  • August 7 2014

The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan recently released figures showing a 12 year on year rise in reported work-related illness claims

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

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

Asia employment law: quarterly review: Q3 2013

  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
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  • Asia-Pacific, Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
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  • October 30 2013

Asia's legal and human resources advisors are often required to function across multiple jurisdictions. Staying on top of employment-related legal

Japan: No pay for overtime

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Japan
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  • July 18 2014

As part of Shinzo Abe’s economic reform, there has been heated debate in Japan over the introduction of an amendment law to extend the categories of

Changing times: New rules for dispatch workers in Japan

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Japan
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  • April 7 2014

In Japan, arrangements whereby workers are sent by one company to work under the supervision and direction of another company are generally

Asia employment law: quarterly review

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
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  • March 26 2013

Asia's legal and human resources advisors are often required to function across multiple jurisdictions. Staying on top of employment-related legal

Global employment, pensions and benefits e-bulletin

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, China, European Union, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vietnam
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  • April 18 2013

A renewed regulatory focus on sham contracting and a court recent decision in ACE Insurance Limited v Trifunovski highlights the need for employers to

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

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