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Basic labour law information

Japan - Basic laws in NATLEX

01.01) Constitutional law
     Constitution of 1946.

01.02) Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
     Labour Standards Law (Law No. 49 of 7 April 1947).

01.03) Civil, commercial and family law
     Civil Code [Law No. 89 of 27 April, 1896, as amended through Law No. 101 of 26 September, 1987]

01.04) Criminal and penal law
     Penal Code [Law No. 45 of 24 April 1907 as amended through Law No. 52 of 2 June 1987]

02) Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
     Law on promoting the resolution of individual labour disputes (Law No. 112 of 11 July 2001).
     Labour Relations Adjustment Law (Law No. 25 of September 27, 1946).
     Labour Union Law (Law No. 174 of 1 June 1949).

04) Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
     Promotion of Youth Employment Law [Law No. 98 of 1970].
     Child Welfare Law (Law No. 164 of December 12, 1947).

04.01) Hazardous child labour
     Ordinance of the Ministry of Labour No. 13, 1954 on Labour Standards Regulations for Minors.

05) Equality of opportunity and treatment
     Law concerning the Promotion of Women's Career Activities (Law No. 64 of 4 September 2015).
     Law Respecting the Improvement of the Welfare of Women Workers, including the Guarantee of Equal Opportunity and Treatment between Men and Women in Employment [Law No. 113 of 1 July 1972].

05.02) Workers with family responsibilities
     Welfare of Workers Who Take Care of Children or Other Family Members Including Child Care and Family Care Leave Law [Law No. 76 of 15 May 1991].

08) Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services
     Basic Plan for Human Resources Development Promotion (No. 9) (2011).
     Employment Security Law [Law No. 141 of 30 November 1947].
     Employment Measures Law [Law No. 132 of 21 July 1966].
     Promotion of Youth Employment Law [Law No. 98 of 1970].

08.01) Disabled workers
     Promotion of the Employment of Persons with Disabilities Law (Law No. 123 of 25 July 1960).
     Basic Law on Persons with Disabilities (No. 84 of 1970).
     Services and Supports for Persons with Disabilities Law (Law No.123 of 2005).

08.02) Older workers
     Law Concerning Stabilization of Employment of Older Persons [Law No. 68 of 25 May 1971].
     Law on Social Welfare for the Elderly (Law No. 133 of July 11, 1963).

09) Education, vocational guidance and training
     Human Resources Development Promotion Law [Law No. 64 of 18 July 1969].
     Promotion of Youth Employment Law [Law No. 98 of 1970].

10) Employment security, termination of employment
     Law on the Succession to Labour Contracts upon Company Split (Law No. 103 of 31 May 2000).
     Ordinance implementing of the Law concerning the succession of labour contracts upon divisive reorganization of a company (Ministry of Labour Ordinance No. 48 of 27 December 2000)
     Whistleblower Protection Law (Law No. 122 of June 18, 2004).

12) Conditions of employment
     Law for Securing the Proper Operation of Worker Dispatching Undertakings and Improved Working Conditions for Dispatched Workers (Law No. 88 of 5 July 1985)
     Improvement, etc. of Employment Management for Part-Time Workers Law [Law No. 76 of 18 June 1993].

12.01) Labour contracts
     Ordinance implementing of the Law concerning the succession of labour contracts upon divisive reorganization of a company (Ministry of Labour Ordinance No. 48 of 27 December 2000)
     Law for Securing the Proper Operation of Worker Dispatching Undertakings and Improved Working Conditions for Dispatched Workers (Law No. 88 of 5 July 1985)
     Law on the Succession to Labour Contracts upon Company Split (Law No. 103 of 31 May 2000).

12.02) Wages
     Security of Wage Payment Law [Law No. 34 of 27 May 1976]
     Minimum Wages Law [Law No. 137 of 15 April 1959].

13) Conditions of work
     Working Environment Measurement Law [Law No. 28 of 1 May 1975 as amended through Law No. 102 of 24 December 1985]

14) Occupational safety and health
     Industrial Safety and Health Law (Law No. 57 of 8 June 1972) as amended.
     Death from Overwork, etc. Prevention and Promotion Law (Law No. 100 of June 27, 2014).

14.01) Protection against particular hazards
     Law on Asbestos Health Damage Relief (Law No. 4 of February 10, 2006).

14.02) Protection in certain sectors of economic activity
     Law concerning the Promotion of Safety and Health of Construction Workers (Law No. 111 of 16 December 2016).

15.01) Medical care and sickness benefit
     Medical Care Law (Law No. 205 of July 30, 1948).

15.02) Old-age, invalidity and survivors benefit
     Defined Contribution Pension Law (Law No. 88 of 29 June 2001).
     Workmen's Accident Compensation Insurance Law (Law No. 50 of 7 April 1947).

15.03) Employment accident and occupational disease benefit
     Workmen's Accident Compensation Insurance Law (Law No. 50 of 7 April 1947).

15.04) Unemployment benefit
     Employment Insurance Law (Law No. 116 of 1974).

15.05) Social assistance and services
     Public Assistance Law (Law No. 144 of May 4, 1950).

17) Migrant workers
     Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Law (Cabinet Order 319 of 1951).

18) Seafarers
     Seafarers' Law (Law No. 100 of 1947).

18.07) Seafarers - Employment security
     Seafarers Employment Security Law (Law No.130 of July 10, 1948).

18.08) Seafarers - Social security
     Seafarers' Insurance Law [Law No. 73 of 1939, as amended through 5 July 1950]

22.05) Construction workers
     Law concerning the Promotion of Safety and Health of Construction Workers (Law No. 111 of 16 December 2016).

22.11) Nursing personnel
     Public Health Nurses, Midwives, and Nurses Law (Law No. 203 of July 30, 1948).



Other texts not in NATLEX

National Public Servants' Act [Act No. 120 of 1947]
  
 

  
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