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Japan: record pay out for power harassment and overwork claim
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan
  • December 5 2014

On 4 November 2014, the Tokyo District Court awarded JPY 58 million to the aggrieved family members of a young employee who committed suicide. The


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


Independent contractors in Japan may still retain the collective bargaining rights they had when they were employees
  • Jones Day
  • Japan
  • July 1 2011

In Japanese labor law, problems regarding the definition of “workers” arise mainly in two contexts


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


Japan: sexual harassment and discrimination
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan
  • August 5 2015

The Supreme Court of Japan has recently handed down decisions in cases on sexual harassment and maternity discrimination which support the current Abe


Japan: the Supreme Court decision on the demotion of a pregnant employee in connection with her request to transfer to other light activities
  • Jones Day
  • Japan
  • January 15 2015

Article 65, paragraph 3 of the Labor Standards Act of Japan allows pregnant employees to request a transfer to lighter activities. In addition


Japan: court guidance on implementation of fixed overtime allowances
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan
  • January 31 2014

Under the Japanese Labour Standards Act (LSA) an employer must enter into an agreement regarding overtime and holiday work with a union or employee


Global employment law what's new? Fall 2015
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Austria, Belgium, European Union, France, Germany, United Kingdom, USA, Global, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Russia, Spain
  • October 22 2015

Economic and trade sanctions have become a favoured geopolitical tool of governments. The rules are complex, ever evolving, and the violation risks


Fishy goings-on at the Aquarium Japanese court upholds penalties for sexual harassment
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Japan
  • March 3 2015

Last Thursday, the Japanese Supreme Court issued its ruling in the Osaka Aquarium sexual harassment case. The ruling made news across Japan and is


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