Japan’s labor and employment laws are generally more favorable to employees than the U.S. counterparts. Against this background, companies in Japan must maneuver carefully when they need to reduce their workforce. A recent newsletter from Kojima Law Offices in Tokyo explains the background and offers some pointers for companies trying to navigate these waters. Also discussed is the new requirement as of this month that employers of a certain size offer (and pay for) an annual “stress check” to their employees.
To read the full article, go to: http://www.kojimalaw.jp/en/newsletters/KLO_Newsletter(Vol.8).pdf
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