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Name: Ordinance concerning Labour Standards for Women made under the Labour Standards Law (Ministry of Labour Ordinance No. 3 of 1986).
Country: Japan
Subject(s): Equality of opportunity and treatment; Conditions of work; Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave; Night work
Type of legislation: Regulation, Decree, Ordinance
Adopted on: 1986-01-27
Entry into force:
Published on: Official Gazette (in Japanese), 1986-01-27
ISN: JPN-1986-R-2353
Bibliography: Official Gazette (in Japanese), 1986-01-27
Abstract/Citation: This Ordinance concerns, inter alia, more flexible overtime restrictions (with exceptions), jobs which are not harmful to the health and welfare of women, various aspects of night work by women, underground work in cases of temporary necessity, scope of restrictions on employment for expectant or nursing mothers, and investigators of the Women's and Young Workers' Bureau. Subject to exceptions, women in non-manufacturing enterprises may not work overtime more than 24 hours per four weeks or 150 hours per year. It was issued under various sections of the Labour Standards Law (LS 1947 - Jap. 3).
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