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Asia Pacific Employment Law Forecast 2020

Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand - January 23 2020 2020 will be the first full year of operation of The new whistleblowing protections in Australia. The whistleblowing protections are wide-ranging And…

Katherine Chew, Johnny Choi, Helen Colquhoun, Pattama Jarupunphol, Clancy King, Ying Li, Keiji Nasuda, Laura Scampion, David Smail, Nicholas Turner

Overview of the workstyle reform bill in Japan

Japan - September 7 2018 After some last minute changes, on June 29, 2018, the Japanese Diet passed a comprehensive "work-style" reform bill that amends eight different labor…

Update on amendments to Japan's privacy law

Japan - January 19 2017 The amended Act on the Protection of Personal Information1 (the "Amended APPI") was published on 9 September 2015 and at that time it was further…

Tomomi Fujikouge

"My Number" scheme for Japan - now effective

Japan - January 12 2016 Japan's version of a Social Security and tax number system, nicknamed "My Number", has started from January 1, 2016. Under the My Number system, all…

Keitaro Uzawa

Year in review 2015 - A round-up of key employment developments across Asia

China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan - December 11 2015 Several local High Courts, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong, Zhejiang, etc., have gradually issued judicial opinions on employment disputes…

Johnny Choi, David Smail