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Japan: Non-renewal of fixed-term employment contract not justified by redundancy of role
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan
  • March 2 2016

Generally, when fixed-term employees have been continuously employed by the same employer for a number of years and the fixed-term contract has


Global Employment Pensions and Incentives Bulletin: March 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, China, European Union, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom, USA
  • March 1 2016

Like the elephant, the degree of change inching into many jurisdictions is sometimes easier to recognise than to define. We set out below some of the


Corporate Crime Update - February 2016 - Japan
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan, United Kingdom
  • February 29 2016

On 29 January 2016, Akira Amari, minister for the economy and fiscal policy, resigned over allegations made in a Japanese magazine that he had


Iran Monthly Update - February 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Ghana, Iran, Italy, Japan, Russia, Canada, Germany
  • February 22 2016

This update aims to provide a brief overview of key developments which have occurred in Iran during the past month and to highlight areas of future


Corporate Crime Update - January 2016 - Japan
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan
  • January 29 2016

In previous updates, we have reported on the accounting irregularities at Toshiba Corporation (Toshiba), in which Toshiba admitted that it had


Asia: hiring foreign workers
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore
  • January 7 2016

Rules relating to the hiring of foreign workers in Asia are often complex. This month, we take a look at some key issues in Singapore, China, Japan


Corporate Crime Update - December 2015 - Japan
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan
  • December 21 2015

We have previously reported on the Toshiba Corporation (Toshiba) Accounting irregularities here and here. In last month's update, we reported that


Japan: Worker Dispatch Act amended
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan
  • November 20 2015

A number of amendments to the Worker Dispatch Act were passed by the Japanese Diet on 11 September 2015. Key amendments are as follows:


Global employment pensions and incentives bulletin - November 2015
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • China, European Union, France, Germany, United Kingdom, USA, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, United Arab Emirates
  • November 20 2015

With the global economy still in flux and the speed of recovery varying across temporal and geographic dimensions, it is a brave or foolish person


Corporate Crime Update - November 2015 - Japan
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan
  • November 16 2015

In September 2015, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged Tokyo-based conglomerate Hitachi, Ltd. (Hitachi) with violating