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  1. Japan - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Law, Act

    Law to amend the Labour Standards Law [Law No. 49 of 1947] No. 112.

    Adoption: 1998-09-30 | Date of entry into force: 1999-04-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 2000-04-01 | JPN-1998-L-51494

    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.

  2. Japan - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Law, Act

    Law amending the Labour Standards Law [Law No. 49 of 1947]. No. 99.

    Adoption: 1987-09-26 | JPN-1987-L-4186

    These amendments deal with maximum hours of work and their distribution, as well as with annual leave. They provide for gradually reducing the statutory hours of work from 48 to 40 per week, with transitional measures foreseen. The changes will also permit workers in certain establishments to work flexible hours in respect to their starting and finishing times. The new provisions extend the period for hours-averaging schemes, and contemplate a maximum working day of ten hours (instead of eight) in certain industries where an agreement to that effect has been reached; pregnant women may not, however, be compelled to work hours in excess of the transitional normal work week and work day. In addition, the statutory entitlement to paid annual leave is to be increased from six to ten working days by 1994 in enterprises normally employing over 300 employees, with proportional entitlement for part time workers. The effective date of the amendments is 1 April 1988, with transitional provisions for small and medium-sized enterprises.

  3. Japan - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance implementing the Labour Standards Law (Ordinance of the Ministry of Health and Welfare No. 23 of August 30, 1947). - Japanese Law Translation

    Adoption: 1947-08-30 | JPN-1947-R-85820

  4. Japan - Labour codes, general labour and employment acts - Law, Act

    Labour Standards Law (Law No. 49 of 7 April 1947). - English translation

    Adoption: 1947-04-07 | JPN-1947-L-27776

    Chapter 1: General Provisions Chapter 2: Labour Contract Chapter 3: Wages Chapter 4: Working Hours, Rest Periods, Rest Days and Annual Leave with Pay Chapter 5: Safety and Health Chapter 6: Minors Chapter 6-2: Women Chapter 7: Training of Skilled Labourers Chapter 8: Accident Compensation Chapter 9: Rules of Employment Chapter 10: Dormitories Chapter 11: Inspection Bodies Chapter 12: Miscellaneous Provisions Chapter 13: Penal Provisions The text of the original Act was published in the Legislative Series: LS 1947 - Jap. 3.

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