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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.

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…

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

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…

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: 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…