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Changing times: New rules for dispatch workers in Japan

Japan - April 7 2014 In Japan, arrangements whereby workers are sent by one company to work under the supervision and direction of another company are generally…

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: new measures to prevent death due to overwork

Japan - October 15 2014 The Government has enacted legislation to promote measures to prevent death due to overwork. Japan is notorious for its overtime working culture…

日本における残業手当制度の見直しと過労死防止対策の実施

Japan - November 11 2014 日本では、過重労働から生じる健康障害や生産性の低下について意識が高まりつつありますが、先般政府が打ち出した経済改革の一環として、残業手当を…

David Gilmore, Peter Godwin, Christopher Hunt, Dominic Roughton, Elaine Wong.