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Significant Changes to Japan's Labor Laws Will Take Effect in April 2019: Are You Prepared?

Japan - February 12 2019 Japan is known as a country that prizes and exemplifies hard work. While there are significant benefits to this worth ethic, excessive work habits…

Trent M. Sutton

Are You Ready For April 1, 2018 in Japan? Employees on a Fixed-Term Contract Exceeding 5 Years Will Be Able to Convert Their Employment to an Open-Ended Term

Japan - March 7 2018 Japan has a reputation for being a difficult jurisdiction for firing employees. Accordingly, the use of fixed-term employment contracts has been a…

Trent M. Sutton

Coronavirus: What are an Employer’s Obligations in Various Asian Countries?

China, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea - February 11 2020 As the coronavirus situation continues to evolve, so do companies' and governments' approaches to monitoring and helping avoid the spread of the…

Nancy Zhang, Trent M. Sutton

Littler Lightbulb: Highlighting Recent Developments in the Asia Pacific Region

Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore - December 4 2019 Littler’s International Employment Law Practice Group includes experienced practitioners who help employers solve local and multinational legal…

Nancy Zhang, Uliana Kozeychuk, Naomi Seddon, Trent M. Sutton, Lavanga V. Wijekoon

Amendment To Japan’s Omnibus Data Protection Law Mean New Compliance Requirements For U.S. Multinational Employers With Operations In Japan

Japan, USA - July 5 2017 Effective May 30, 2017, Japan amended its omnibus data protection law, the Personal Information Protection Act ("PIPA"), to add new compliance…