Japan

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  • Japan: Useful resources - legal service providers

    Type:
    International manual

    Information on legal service providers for Japan employment law.

  • Japan: Pay and benefits

    Type:
    International manual

    Updated to reflect changes to pension contributions under the Employees’ Pension Insurance scheme, effective from 1 September 2017, and information on minimum wage rates, effective from 1 October 2017.

  • Japan: Equal opportunities

    Type:
    International manual

    Updated to include information on harassment relating to pregnancy, childbirth, childcare leave and family care leave.

  • Country guide updates: Japan

    Date:
    17 August 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    Updates to the employee rights chapter of the Japan employment law guide, covering changes taking effect from 1 January 2017 relating to parental and family care leave.

  • Japan: Employee rights

    Type:
    International manual

    Updated to include information on the changes taking effect from 1 January 2017 relating to parental and care leave. See Country guide updates: Japan.

  • Japan: Contracts of employment

    Type:
    International manual

    An employment law guide to contracts of employment in Japan, including types of contract, probationary periods, written statements of terms of employment, non-competition clauses and contract variations.

  • Japan: Training and development

    Type:
    International manual

    An employment law guide to training and development in Japan, including apprenticeships and on-the-job training and work placements.

  • Japan: Industrial relations

    Type:
    International manual

    An employment law guide to industrial relations in Japan, including trade unions, collective bargaining and agreements, labour-management agreements, informing and consulting employees, and industrial action.

  • Japan: Health and safety

    Type:
    International manual

    An employment law guide to health and safety in Japan, including duties on employers and employees, safety representatives, enforcement and penalties, and compensation for occupational injury or illness.

  • Japan: Termination of employment

    Type:
    International manual

    An employment law guide to termination of employment in Japan, including notice periods, summary dismissal, dismissal on grounds of performance or capacity, disciplinary dismissal, dismissal prohibitions, redundancy, retirement, severance payments, certificates of employment and contesting dismissals.

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HR and legal information and guidance relating to Japan.