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2019

Newsletter Corporate Governance Structures (October 2019)

The Japanese Companies Act (JCA) offers several types of corporate governance schemes, which are mainly designed for public 􏰀large􏰂 corporations (i.e. companies with a paid-in share capital of JPY 500 million or more, or liabilities of JPY 20 billion or more), as such companies are obliged to implement a corporate governance structure prescribed under the law. However, also for private companies.

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2020

Newsflash Subsidies for Employers related to COVID-19 (May 2020)

To alleviate the financial burden of employers in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Japanese government has decided to subsidize certain employment related cost-reduction measures which may contribute to the avoidance of dismissals. In this Newsflash we describe the main measures for which employers may obtain governmental subsidies.

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Newsflash COVID-19 Labor Relations (2) (April 2020)

In the current situation, many companies are considering HR-related measures to cope with the economic challenges they are facing. Such measures may range from requesting employees to take part of their annual paid leave to outright salary cuts or redundancy. This newsflash addresses some legal issues to be considered by the employer from a labor law perspective.

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2019

Newsletter Labor Law Work-Style Reform (January 2019)

After a number of prominent fatalities that have been linked to excessive working hours at some of Japan’s largest corporations in 2015 / 2016 and increasing public pressure, the government initiated a so-called “Work-Style Reform”. The reform aims at reducing excessive overtime hours of employees in order to prevent stress-induced illnesses and nourish a more balanced work-life culture. At the same time, the government strives to bring more flexibility to the labor market and increase productivity as Japan is facing an unprecedented socio-economic challenge with its aging population and shrinking labor force.

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2020

Newsflash COVID-19 Labor Relations (1) (January 2020)

A new coronavirus (temporarily named “2019-nCoV” by the WHO) which was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan is now spreading worldwide. The coronavirus has been declared by the WHO as a public health emergency of international concern. Several infections have been reported in Japan and companies now need to address the issue not only from a medical and hygiene perspective, but also in consideration of applicable labor law. We have therefore prepared a short Q&A on some relevant questions you may have in this respect.

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