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Tokyo District Court rules that “US-style” dismissal is invalid
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Japan
  • May 6 2016

Article 16 of the Japanese Labour Contracts Act provides that “If a termination lacks objectively reasonable grounds and is not considered to be


A Regional Guide to Background Checks - Asia
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan
  • May 3 2016

Background checks have become a critical part of the recruitment process in many countries. Employers with a global presence often seek to harmonize


Global Employment Law - What's New? Spring 2016
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Belgium, European Union, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom, USA
  • April 27 2016

While the European Commission is working towards issuing guidelines on how to apply existing EU legislation to the sharing economy, several countries


Three ways to dismiss employees in Japan
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Japan
  • March 29 2016

If we were to list the "frequently asked questions" by multinationals doing business in Japan, the first question on the list might be "how do we


Japan: Enforcement of the Amended Industrial Safety and Health Act Regarding Stress Checks
  • Jones Day
  • Japan
  • March 23 2016

On December 1, 2015, the Amended Industrial Safety and Health Act ("Amended Act") regarding stress checks came into force in Japan. Under the Amended


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


Asia Chronicle: Issue 3 - JanuaryFebruary 2016
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • British Virgin Islands, China, Japan, Singapore, United Kingdom
  • March 1 2016

The Privy Council has unanimously held that an arbitration clause stating that ‘any party may submit the dispute to binding arbitration’ amounts to


Global Employment Law - What's New? Winter 2016
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Asia-Pacific, Belgium, China, European Union, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, United Kingdom
  • February 12 2016

Under the headline ‘building public trust’, Freshfields’ fourth annual Legal Landscape was launched in early January 2016, highlighting relevant


Tapestry Alert: Global Update
  • Tapestry Compliance LLP
  • Australia, Austria, Belgium, Latvia, New Zealand, Sweden, Thailand, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Japan
  • February 5 2016

In the Tapestry Global Update webinar on 20 January, we gave an overview of tax and regulatory changes over the last few months of 2015 and the start


Japan Legal Update, Vol. 10: December 2015January 2016
  • Jones Day
  • Japan
  • January 28 2016

On November 11, 2015, a cabinet order setting the effective date of the Act on Special Measures Concerning Civil Court Proceedings for the Collective