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  1. Japan - Night work - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance concerning Labour Standards for Women made under the Labour Standards Law (Ministry of Labour Ordinance No. 3 of 1986).

    Adoption: 1986-01-27 | Date of entry into force: 1986-04-01 | JPN-1986-R-2353

    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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