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Outline of Japanese Legislation for the Promotion of Work Style Reform Held Reasonable
  • Jones Day
  • Japan
  • October 26 2017

On September 8, 2017, Japan's Labour Policy Council announced its opinion that the "Outline of Legislation for the Promotion of Work Style Reform"


Littler Global Guide - Japan - Q3 2017
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • Japan
  • October 12 2017

As of October 1, 2017, employees are eligible to take child-care leave of up to two years (increased from one and one-half year) from the birth of the


Use of Electronic Registrations of Unions of the Labor Registry Department of the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare in Guatemala
  • Arias
  • Guatemala
  • April 26 2017

On April 11, 2017, Ministerial Agreement No. 52-2017 of the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare was published in the Official Gazette, which approved


Manual for the Creation, Organization and Operation of Bipartite Health and Occupational Safety Committees in Guatemala
  • Arias
  • Guatemala
  • April 19 2017

On April 11, 2017, Ministerial Agreement Number 23-2017 of the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare was published in the Official Gazette, which


Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare strengthens overtime regulations
  • Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
  • Japan
  • April 19 2017

In recent years, excessively long overtime hours have been an issue in Japan


Food Law Guide - Japan
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Japan
  • December 16 2015

The main law that governs food quality and integrity in Japan is the Food Sanitation Act ("FSA") and the law that comprehensively governs food


The Ministry of Labor prescribed the guidelines for subsidizing enterprises to improve work environment and promote the mental and physical health of workers in work premises, which came into effect on October 30, 2014 (Taiwan)
  • Lee Tsai & Partners
  • Taiwan
  • December 31 2014

The Ministry of Labor prescribed the Guidelines for Subsidizing Enterprises to Improve Work Environment and Promote the Mental and Physical Health of


Amendment to drugs and medical devices law in Japan takes effect
  • Jones Day
  • Japan
  • December 5 2014

A material amendment to the law regulating drugs and medical devices in Japan has recently been implemented. The amendment mainly covers (i


Japanese government to update reporting system after skin-whitening product scandal
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Japan
  • December 6 2013

In light of the July 4, 2013, recall of some 4.6 million skin-whitening products that purportedly caused patchy skin lightening, de-pigmentation


Power harassment in the workplace
  • Morgan Lewis
  • Japan
  • February 28 2012

Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare report addresses a growing problem in the country’s workplace; definition and proposed guidelines offer new level of clarity to employers