Legislation for the Promotion of Work Style Reform was enacted on June 29, 2018. After the submission of the bill for the legislation described in the May 2018 issue of this newsletter, certain amendments, including the addition of a provision concerning an employee’s withdrawal of consent to the application of the sophisticated professional system, were made to the bill. While some of the legislation, including the establishment of the sophisticated professional system, will come into force in April 2019, the enforcement dates of the remainder of the legislation differ depending on the size of a business and the subject of the specific provisions.