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Asia: hiring foreign workers

China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore - January 7 2016 Rules relating to the hiring of foreign workers in Asia are often complex. This month, we take a look at some key issues in Singapore, China, Japan…

Jasmine Chen, Fatim Jumabhoy, Tess Lumsdaine, Gillian McKenzie, Sarah Yazid.

Japan: focus on helping employees raise their children

Japan - May 4 2015 Part of the economic reform being pushed forward by the current Abe Government is to encourage more women to return to the workforce after taking…

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.

Japan overhauling overtime pay system and taking measures to reduce deaths from overwork

Japan - November 11 2014 There has been increasing awareness in Japan of the health implications and unproductivity caused by excessive overtime work. As part of recent…

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

Japan: overtime and death due to overwork

Japan - October 31 2014 As part of Shinzo Abe's economic reform, an amendment law has been introduced in Japan to extend the categories of employees who are not eligible for…