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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

Asia-Pacific Labour and Employment News Autumn 2016 - Key Decisions of Local Courts
  • Jones Day
  • Australia, Japan
  • September 1 2016

Workers at embattled steelmaking and iron ore mining company Arrium have accepted a new enterprise agreement that provides for a 10 percent pay cut

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

Japan Legal Update, Vol. 15 June 2016
  • Jones Day
  • Japan
  • June 24 2016

An Amendment to the Banking Act, Etc. (the "Amendment") was enacted on May 25, 2016. The rapid innovation of information technology ("IT"

Be global: employment law newsletter - October 2014
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia, Belgium, China, Denmark, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Spain, United Kingdom, USA, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Japan
  • October 28 2014

Be Global is DLA Piper's snapshot of key global employment law developments designed to help you identify legal hotspots across your global

The Asia employment landscape in 2014
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam
  • 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

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

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

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