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WEBINAR – Recent amendments in Japanese labor law

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June 11, 2020 @ 12:00 am

Dear members,

We hereby invite you to our next WEBINAR:

“Recent amendments in Japanese labor law”


As part of the so-called “Work Style Reform Legislation”, two amendments were passed in 2018 and 2019. They attempt to address the dangers of overworking and to introduce the system of ‘Equal Work Equal Pay’ widely. The amendment regarding the limits of overtime took effect with almost all the companies. On ‘Equal Work Equal Pay’, from April 1, 2020, large companies are now obliged to follow new laws dealing with employee management (full-time and part-time), with SMEs to join suit a year later.
On the other hand, we are facing the spread of COVID-19, which has affected our way of doing business greatly. It can lead to change of the working style such as teleworking and to rebuild systems of work conditions. Both amendments above might demand a specific care accordingly.
With this webinar, we will be reality-checking laws introduced in past revisions, better understanding the equal work for equal pay amendment, and addressing the current situation surrounding COVID-19.


We have invited Hiroshi Chiba, a labor lawyer, to speak, and Catherine O’Connell, a foreign registered lawyer in Japan, to moderate the webinar.
You can find their biographies in the attachment.


Event details:
Thursday 11 June
 (30 minutes presentation, 30 minutes Q&A)
Free of charge


If you are interested, please send an email to before 11 June noon, and we will confirm your registration.
We also welcome questions in advance.


This webinar will be conducted via ZOOM. If your registration is accepted, you will receive an email with a ZOOM invitation link and password on the day itself.


We look forward to welcoming you at the webinar!


The BLCCJ office



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