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Useful Likns for understanding Situations for Labour area in Japan

English Seminar on Labor Laws

Introduction to Labor & Employment regulations in Japan
Risks of Dismissal and Working Hour Issues

  1. Keynotes
    Among the world's leading industrialized nations, Japanese labor and personnel management systems contain several particularly distinguishing characteristics not often easily understood at first glance. In this opportunity, Certified labor consultants (Sharoushi) Noriko Yashima, and Tetsuro Kurata will explain Japanese labor systems regulations, focusing on 'Risks of dismissal' and 'Working hours and overtime'. Non-Japanese speaking executives, managers and HR professionals with an interest in those areas are welcomed. We hope that you will join us for an informative seminar.

  2. Key Contents
    1. Background on the Japanese Employment System
      * Lifetime employment and low mobility * Difficulty of career changes
      * Administrative and judicial systems
    2. Labor Contract and Dismissal
      * Risks of dismissal * What is a legal and rational dismissal?
      * Statutory limitation on dismissal * Limitation by case law
      * Dismissal procedure and importance of Work Rules
      * Abuse of the right to dismissal theory
      * Dismissal for economic reasons * Refusal of renewal of fixed-term contracts * Case studies on dismissal * Alternative Dispute Resolution systems(ADR) * Trends in the near future
    3. Regulations on Working Hours and Overtime Premiums
      * Reality of long-working hours * The principle of the 40 hour work week and exceptions * Regulations on overtime premiums and the reality * Manager exemption * Annual wage system and overtime * Trends in the near future and white collar exemption systems
    4. Q&A

    (Discussion topics may change without notice)

  3. Instructors:
    • Tetsuro Kurata ( Certified Social Insurance and Labor Consultant, IT Coordinator)
      Site Webmaster. Graduated from Yokohama City University. Participated in various global business projects in a major US based manufacturer. Currently serves as a Certified Social Insurance and Labor Consultant', providing labor consulting services to foreign companies located in Japan and preparing Work Rules and company regulations.
      International Labor Management Study Group Representative.

    • Noriko Yashima (Certified Social Insurance and Labor Consultant)
      Graduated from Rikkyo University, with degree in Psychology. Having served for many years as Financial Controller and HR Manager at the Japanese subsidiary of a US company subsidiary in Japan and an Ito-chu Group company, Yashima established the Yashima Human Resource Management Office. She currently provides social insurance and labor consulting services, focusing primarily on foreign labor issues and reviewing and drawing up Work Rules for companies preparing for IPOs.
      Member of the International Labor management Study Group

  4. Date/Time : Thursday, December 7 , 2006
    2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.(Reception : 1:30 p.m.)
    Thank you, registration closed.

  5. Location : Conf. room 201 Toho Building
        〒150-0002 2-18-3 Shibuya Shibuya-ku, 150-0002 Tokyo
        5 minutes walk from JR Shibuya Stn. Higashi Exit      Access Map

  6. Registration fee : 23,000 yen (Tax included)
    Included in registration fee: 30 days free consultation by e-mail (in English or Japanese).
    If more than one person from a single organization attends, cost is 22,000 yen for the additional attendees.
    Payment by bank transfer. Account information will be provided upon registration


  7. Who should attend : Executives, expats, senior managers, HR managers, HR professionals. (Lecture will be made primarily in English.)

  8. Seating capacity : Only the first 30 applicants can be accepted.

  9. Registration due : Thursday, November 30, 2006

  10. Registration :
    Please register by email to: seminar2006@lmconsul.com
    copying and filling out the following items (1) - (7) :

    ***** Registration form for Seminar 2006.12.7 **********
    (1) Name:
    (2) Postal code:
    (3) Address:
    (4) Telephone:
    (5) e-mail address:
    (6) Organization name:
    (7) Questions you would like to have addressed in the seminar:
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    Or please download this form (PDF) and send by FAX to
    FAX : 03-5545-3169

  11. Cancellation Policy: If you are unable to attend, we would appreciate it if you would designate a substitute to attend in your place. However you may cancel for a full refund at least 5 business days prior to the seminar. NO reimbursement will be made for cancellations made less than 5 business days prior.

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