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Labour-Related Law

 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.

Table of Contents

  • Legislation overview
  • Labor Standards Act
  • Recruitment
  • Contracts
  • Different types of employment
    • Permanent Employees
    • Contract Employees
    • Temporary Workers (or Outsourced Employees)
  • Posted Workers
  • Further Reading
  • Relevant Organisations and Trade Fairs
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