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  1. Japan - Workers with family responsibilities - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Parental leave, family care leave, childcare etc. Law relating to the welfare of workers to perform family care and Cabinet Order Extract on the improvement of relations ordinance due to the enforcement of the Law to Amend the Employment Insurance Law (Decree No. 40 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-03-25 | JPN-2010-R-98138

  2. Japan - Workers with family responsibilities - Law, Act

    Law amending the Childcare and Family Care Leave Law (Law No.160 of 2004)

    Adoption: 2004-12-12 | Date of entry into force: 2005-04-01 | JPN-2004-L-69385

    Amends the Childcare and Family Care Leave Law of 1991 so as to cover a wider range of workers with family responsibilities, in particular workers with a fixed-term contract. Further extends the leave period, under certain conditions, to cover the period until the child attains the age of one and a half years. Also eases the restriction on the number of leaves taken under the Law and establishes a new leave scheme that allows workers to care for sick children.

  3. Japan - Workers with family responsibilities - Law, Act

    Law on the Special Measures for the Occupational Support of Mothers of Fatherless Families (Law No. 126 of 2003).

    Adoption: 2003-07-24 | Date of entry into force: 2003-08-11 | Date of end of application: 2008-03-31 | JPN-2003-L-66267

    Obliges the government and the local governments to draw up occupational support plans for mothers of fatherless families. Private enterprises will also be urged to co-operate with the government in this regard.

  4. Japan - Workers with family responsibilities - Law, Act

    Law Amending a Part of the Child Welfare Law (Law No. 121 of 2003).

    Adoption: 2003-07-16 | Date of entry into force: 2005-04-01 | JPN-2003-L-66259

    Adds various provisions concerning support activities for child care. Provides for local authorities' duties to draw up action plans to facilitate child care.

  5. Japan - Workers with family responsibilities - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare No. 13 of 2002 on Guidelines to be followed by Employers for Facilitating Workers with Family Responsibilities to Co-ordinate Tasks at Work and at Home.

    Adoption: 2002-01-29 | JPN-2002-M-61482

    Establishes detailed guidelines, in conformity with article 28 of Law No. 76 of 1991 on the Welfare of Wokers with Responsibility for the Care of Children and the Elderly. Recommends various practices in the light of a number of relevant court decisions.

  6. Japan - Workers with family responsibilities - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Guidelines concerning measures to be taken by employers in order that pregnant and postpartum women may follow guidance based on health guidance or medical examinations (Ministry of Labour Notice No. 105 of 1997). - English translation

    Adoption: 1997-09-25 | JPN-1997-M-69643

    Provides for implementation of measures employers are to take under article 27, paragraph 2 of the Law on the improvement of the welfare of women workers. Measures include limitation of commuting during pregnancy, breaks during pregnancy, as well as other measures to handle pregnancy or postpartum condition.

  7. Japan - Workers with family responsibilities - Law, Act

    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]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1991-05-15 | Date of entry into force: 1992-04-01 | JPN-1991-L-22396

    Under this new Act, both male and female employees are eligible for leave to look after a child in its first year. Employees applying for and taking child-care leave are protected against dismissal, and their employers are required to take such measures as will enable them to resume their employment smoothly at the end of their leave entitlement, with Government assistance if necessary. Alternatively, employers should grant facilities, such as reduced hours of work, to eligible employees who do not choose to take child-care leave. The Ministry of Labour will be issuing more specific guidelines to be applied by employers in such cases. The Act does not apply to Government employees, whose status in regard to child-care leave is to be regulated by the appropriate ministries.

  8. Japan - Workers with family responsibilities - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Personnel Authority Regulation No. 9-89 (Family - Unattended - Transfer Allowance).

    Adoption: 1990-02-15 | Date of entry into force: 1990-04-01 | JPN-1990-R-25818

    Regulation under s.12-2 of the Act concerning Remuneration, Working Hours and Leave of National Public Employees in the Regular Service (No. 95 of 1950, amended by No. 73 of 1989).

  9. Japan - Workers with family responsibilities - Law, Act

    Law amending the Law concerning Remuneration, Working Hours and Leave of National Public Employees in the Regular Service [Law No. 95 of 1950]. No. 97.

    Adoption: 1985-12-21 | JPN-1985-L-5153

    Raises basic salaries, family allowances and various other allowances. Increases pay grades in order to take into account the degree of compleity and specialisation of jobs. For example, in the case of the Administration Service (I) Salary schedule, an 8 grade system is changed into an 11 grade system. Another Salary Schedule, entitled "Professional Administrative Service", is established for air traffic control officers etc. who perform work that requires professional knowledge and technique. Contains miscellaneous amendments concerning leaves of absence, which were formerly not provided for by law.


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