Spearheaded by our nationally certified Labor and Social Insurance Attorney and other experts, HLS Global provides comprehensive human resources and labor law support in Japan. To see the complete list of services offered, click here.
Labor Law Regulations Overview
Japanese Labor Law Regulation constitutes of the Labor Standards Act, Labor Contracts Act, Labor Dispatch Act. The Labor Standards Act, which is a special regulation under the Civil Law established in 1947, includes the minimum protective standard of individual labor relationship between employer and employee. The Civil Law and Labor Standards Act strictly regulates wages, working hours, rest period, holidays etc.
The Labor Standards Act, Employment Security Law and those other than the Labor Standards Act also have various labor-related regulations and therefore, it is very important to understand and to operate within the structure of these laws. In Japan, only certified Labor and Social Insurance Attorneys, or ‘Sharoushi’ are capable of thoroughly understanding and implementing Japanese labor laws.
Difference between Japanese and Foreign Labor Law Regulations
There are many differences between Japanese and foreign Labor Law regulations; for instance, the issues regarding working hours, rest period, holidays, paid leaves, dismissals etc. are quite different. Japan also has many other unique laws related to personnel management. For more details, please click here to get in touch with our Labor and Social Insurance experts.
Importance of Labor Law Compliances in Japan
Non-compliance of the Japanese Labor Laws can result in various penalties in the form of imprisonment or fines or both. In order to be compliant, avoid penalties and to keep updated with the constantly changing Japanese Regulations and Labor Standards Act, it is recommended to work with a certified Labor and Social Insurance Attorney who can guide you through various requirements.
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HLS Global utilizes the rich knowledge of and experience of our nationally certified Labor and Social Insurance Attorney and other experts, to provide complete personnel labor-related advisory and consulting services. From creation of rules of employment to guidance on personnel management processes, HLS Global is able to support a wide range of tasks related to HR, Labor Law and Social Insurance in Japan.
HLS Global also offers complete end-to-end professional business services like transfer pricing, accounting, audit & assurance, operational outsourcing, tax services, Japan market entry advisory, global expansion support etc. to support all your operational requirements in Japan.
HLS Global is committed to provide superior and effective services related with HR and Labor Law advisory based on the latest precedents in Japan. We can also assist our clients by providing high-quality and customized business solutions as per their requirements. Our mission is to contribute to the business success and growth of our clients.
The first pillar of our HR and Labor Law services involves supporting and advising businesses in navigating through the complicated nuances of Japanese Labor Law and Administrative Procedures.
HLS Global helps with planning and resolution of issues related to personnel and human resource management including:
In addition, we also have the experience and expertise to support businesses in the following areas:
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Based on Japanese Labor Laws, we provide complete support for various administrative and legal procedures to meet our client requirements.
The purpose of this Act is to ensure workers’ safety and health at the workplace. Some of our services in this area include supporting labor-management agreements, reviewing medical checkup reports and more.
This Act outlines that all employees in Japan, including non-Japanese citizens, are covered by insurance in case of a workplace related injury. We can support clients in the acquisition of status of the insured person, registrations in case of change of status, registration of any notifications, application for insurance benefits and more.
The coverage under the Employee Health Insurance and Employee Pension Insurance is compulsory by law in Japan. We can support clients in the acquisition of status of the insured person, registrations in case of change of status, notifications to the relevant authorities, application for insurance benefits and more.
HLS Global provides a full range of services related to Administrative and Legal procedures as prescribed by the Japanese Labor Laws and Social Insurance Laws including registration support, document preparation, application support and representation.
Due to the difference in labor laws in Japan and other countries, Rules of Employment have to be created under the Japanese Labor Law. HLS Global offers comprehensive support and guidance in preparing the rules of employment, reviewing the existing rules of employment and modifying them. In addition, we can also support our client requirements related to employment notification documents.
Services related to Rules of Employment include:
Services related to Notice of Employment
Many companies have outdated policies in place that can become a burden to the company for future employees. HLS Global can review the current policies, advise on improvements and help to implement a much more efficient severance pay system in place. This can often be challenging, but a great investment for the future.
Due to the difference in labor laws in Japan and other countries, Rules of Employment have to be created under the Japanese Labor Law. HLS Global offers comprehensive support and guidance in preparing the rules of employment, reviewing the existing rules of employment or modifying them. We can provide full bilingual support in both English and Japanese.
The Labor Standards Inspection Office conducts both unannounced inspections as well as inspections by giving a prior notice. This can be part of a regular audit or a tax audit. Also, the inspections conducted by the Pension Office are primarily associated with the proper enrollment of social security. The Labor and Social Insurance Attorneys at HLS Global are fully prepared to provide complete support related to such inspections.
It is pointed out that many companies in Japan do not have proper statutory account books (employee lists, attendance books, payroll ledgers) and ‘36 Agreements’, which are especially required in case of overtime work. HLS Global offers comprehensive support services to prepare the statutory account books and ensure that our client organizations are always compliant with the Japanese Labor Law.
HLS Global provides complete end-to-end advisory services to our clients with great accuracy. Our HR and Labor Law advisory services are structured efficiently to meet our client needs and focus on resolution of issues related to personnel & labor management including employment, resignation, employment policies, harassment related remedy planning, structuring of compensation & benefits, personnel evaluation processes, employee dispute resolution and implementation of preventive measures. Please feel free to contact us for any queries related to the interpretation and implementation of Japanese Labor Laws.
If you need support with any other business related advisory, please feel free to contact us or visit our Business Advisory Page.
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