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Name: Law amending the Physically Handicapped Persons' Employment Promotion Law [Law No. 123 of 1960]. No. 41.
Country: Japan
Subject(s): Disabled workers; Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1987-06-01
Entry into force:
Published on: Kampoo Extraordinary, 1987-06-01, No. 57, pp. 3-10
ISN: JPN-1987-L-4088
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=4088&p_lang=en
Bibliography: Kampoo Extraordinary, 1987-06-01, No. 57, pp. 3-10
Abstract/Citation: The purpose of the Act is to promote the employment of the physically handicapped based on an obligation to employ them, by taking measures for their vocational rehabilitation and other measures to ensure them independence in working life (s. 1). The Act contains definitions and basic principles (s. 2). Ch. III deals with the promotion of vocational rehabilitation, including counseling; the Act provides for establishing the Handicapped Persons' Employment Centre and the post of Handicapped Persons' Employment Counsellor (s. 9). Ch. IV calls for improvement in the quota system for employing the physically handicapped (s. 14-2) and contains special provisions concerning mentally deficient persons (ss. 39-10 and 39-11), who shall henceforth be entitled to the employment adjustment allowance granted to handicapped persons (s. 39-11); supplementary provisions, s. 3). Investigations are also contemplated (s. 39-11). Ch. V expands the functions of the Physically Handicapped Persons' Employment Promotion Association, particularly in relation to the payment of the employment continuation subsidy. The name of the Association is changed in Ch. VI to the Japan Handicapped Persons' Employment Promotion Association, and the Physically Handicapped Persons' Employment Council has been reorganised and renamed the Handicapped Persons' Employment Council.
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