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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


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


Recent developments for the fourth quarter 2011
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Japan, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA, Denmark, European Union, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Canada, China
  • March 15 2012

The end of the year and beginning of a new year is always a busy time for us, as it is for most of our clients


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


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


Global employment, pensions and benefits e-bulletin
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Australia, China, European Union, France, Hong Kong
  • April 18 2013

A renewed regulatory focus on sham contracting and a court recent decision in ACE Insurance Limited v Trifunovski highlights the need for employers to


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: 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


Asia-Pacific labor & employment news - summer 2014
  • Jones Day
  • Asia-Pacific, Australia, China, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan
  • August 20 2014

According to statistics published in May 2013, Taiwan has more than 590,000 agency workers, and that number is continually rising at an unprecedented


Global employment, pensions and incentives newsletter - October 2014
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Russia, Singapore, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA
  • October 14 2014

The High Court of Australia has unanimously held that there is not an implied term of mutual trust and confidence (Implied Term) in Australian