Japan

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  • Japan: Pay and benefits

    Type:
    International Manual

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

  • Japan: Equal opportunities

    Type:
    International Manual

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

  • Leave Law Changes Take Effect January 1: Japan Guide Updated

    Date:
    August 18, 2016
    Type:
    Editor's Choice

    The employee rights chapter of the Japan country guide has been updated to reflect forthcoming changes relating to parental and family care leave.

  • Japan: Employee rights

    Type:
    International Manual

    Updated to reflect increase to rate of benefit for family care leave, effective from 1 August 2016.

  • Japan Added to International Manual

    Date:
    January 8, 2016
    Type:
    Editor's Choice

    XpertHR has added Japan to its International Manual, bringing the number of countries and territories covered to a total of 41.

  • 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: 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: 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: Recruitment and selection

    Type:
    International Manual

    An employment law guide to recruitment and selection in Japan, including discrimination, advertising vacancies, selection, job offers, employing young people, children and foreign nationals, and employment formalities.

  • 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.