Seminar in Japan: Labor Law Update 2017/2018

The high-profile case of a young female employee of one of the major Japanese companies who committed suicide due to overwork and which eventually led to the resignation of the representative director of said company has put a spotlight on Japan’s overtime regulations and enforcement.

This seminar will not only outline the proposed amendments of the legal framework regarding working hours and overtime currently under discussion but also explain other recent topics in labor law which companies should be aware of.

Topics will inter alia include:

–          New and draft legislation (overtime restrictions, equal pay for equal work, childcare leave, white-collar exemptions)

–          Publication of “black”-listed employers

–          Modern working models (Home Office, Bring-Your-Own-Device, etc.)

–          Data protection in context of HR

The speakers will focus on the practical implications for companies in Japan and how companies can prepare for it.


Dr. Tobias Schiebe
Rie Taiko (TMI Associates)

Venue: AHK Japan
Sanbancho KS Bldg., 5F
2-4 Sanbancho, Chiyoda-ku
102-0075 Tokyo

Date and Time: 13 November 2017, 6.30 – 9 p.m.

Registration is available here until 10 November.