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Name: Law to amend the Labour Standards Law [Law No. 49 of 1947] No. 112.
Country: Japan
Subject(s): Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave; Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1998-09-30
Entry into force:
Published on: Kampo Gogai, 1998-09-30, Vol.1/2, No. 201, pp. 2-6
ISN: JPN-1998-L-51494
Bibliography: Kampo Gogai, 1998-09-30, Vol.1/2, No. 201, pp. 2-6
Abstract/Citation: Provides that a labour contract may be concluded for a period of up to three years in cases where employers hire workers who have high-level special skills necessary for the development of new products or new technology, or for employees who are over the age of 60. Employers shall not enter into an agreement regarding overtime with a trade union or with a person representing a majority of the workers which is inconsistent with the standards determined by the Minister of Labour. The Minister of Labour shall set the limit of overtime hours for female workers who are taking care of children or other family members at less than 150 hours per year. In cases where workers are engaged in planning at headquarters, the number of hours worked may be deemed to be that determined by a labour-management committee. Children 15 years of age and younger shall not be employed before the end of the school year. Children over 13 years of age may be employed in light labour.
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