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Asia: mutual separations and 'exiting' employees
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Thailand
  • August 17 2016

HR practitioners and in-house counsel have often had to think about mutual separations as a way to 'exit' employees. This month, we take a look at


Japan: Act to Promote Women in the Workplace in force
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan
  • June 24 2016

As part of the Abe Government's strategy to encourage more women to join the workforce, the Act to Promote Women in the Workplace was passed in


Asia: maternity leave entitlements
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand
  • June 10 2016

There have been a number of recent changes to statutory maternity leave entitlements in Asia. Over the next two months, we will compare the


Corporate Crime Update - May 2016 - Japan
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan, USA
  • May 10 2016

We have reported on Toshiba Corporation's Accounting irregularities in previous updates (most recently here). On 11 March 2016, Toshiba admitted that


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, United Kingdom, USA, European Union, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea
  • 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
  • Canada, Germany, Ghana, Iran, Italy, Japan, Russia
  • 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