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Japan: Differing Conditions Between Permanent and Fixed Term Employees

Japan - April 26 2018 On 14 September 2017, the Tokyo District Court interpreted and applied the meaning of “unreasonable differences” to the benefits enjoyed by permanent…

Japan: Conversion of fixed term employees to permanent employment

Japan - October 26 2017 In a recent article published by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, the Ministry has clarified its position regarding the entitlement of…

Japan: 45 hour overtime cap proposed

Japan - July 31 2017 On 5 June 2017, the committee deliberating on the proposal to cap overtime made a written submission to the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare…

Asia: the role of unions

Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Thailand - April 28 2017 Unions are becoming increasingly prevalent across Asia. As the second of a two-part series on this topic, we consider the extent of union…

Ardyan Winanshah Pulungan, Chotika Voravongsakul, Emi Rowse, Fatim Jumabhoy, Lauren Lee, Sarah Yazid, Tess Lumsdaine.

Japan: combating the overtime culture

Japan - April 28 2017 Currently, employers are in principle prohibited from causing employees to work more than 8 hours a day or 40…