— Latest update: December 2023 —
Japan displays a workforce recognized for its diligence and commitment, shaped by a unique blend of tradition and modernity, but also distinguished for its historical legacy of challenging work conditions. Nevertheless, significant steps have been made in improving work-life balance and reshaping the traditional notion of lifetime employment. As these transformations persist, labour laws and regulations are also undergoing continuous advancement.
Labour-related laws in Japan are quite extensive and govern different aspects of every hiring step as well as leave, contracts forms, working hours etc.
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