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EU - Japan Economic Partnership Agreement announced
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, Global, Japan
  • August 2 2017

On 6 July 2017 the EU and Japan announced an agreement in principle on their Economic Partnership Agreement ("EPA"). The scale of this agreement is


Japan: 45 hour overtime cap proposed
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • 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


Asia: Post-employment covenants
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea
  • July 31 2017

Although often included in employment contracts, the enforceability of post-employment non-competition obligations can vary greatly from jurisdiction


Corporate Crime Monthly Update - July 2017 - Japan
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan
  • July 12 2017

On 15 June 2017, the Japanese government passed a new law that broadens the authorities' ability to target terror-related and other organised


Corporate Crime Monthly Update - June 2017 - Japan
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan
  • June 8 2017

In May 2016, the Japanese legislature introduced its first plea bargain system by amending the Criminal Procedure Code


Corporate Crime Monthly Update - May 2017 - Japan
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan
  • May 12 2017

Japanese police have arrested an official from the Japanese Environment Ministry which oversees decontamination activities following the Fukushima


Japan: combating the overtime culture
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan
  • April 28 2017

Currently, employers are in principle prohibited from causing employees to work more than 8 hours a day or 40


Asia: the role of unions
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • 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


Corporate Crime Monthly Update January 2017 - Japan
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Japan
  • February 1 2017

On 22 November 2016, the Tokyo District Prosecutor's Office charged Hiroshi Minamihashi, former deputy manager at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking


Asia Employment, Pensions & Incentives Update
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Asia-Pacific, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand
  • January 25 2017

Happy New Year! The start of the year is a good time for HR practitioners to