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Report: Human Resources in Japan Legal Aspects

About the Report

This report covers the essential legal aspects of Human Resources in Japan. Here, European businesses will find everything they need to know about recruitment, the establishment of work rules, work patterns, employment contracts, working hours, leaves, wages, termination of employment and restrictions, labour and social insurances for local staff as well as cross-border employment contracts, salaries, tax liabilities and social security matters for expatriate employees.

Unfair Competition Prevention Law

Japan’s market economy encourages competition in industry and commerce. The Unfair Competition Prevention Law (UCPL) serves as a means of prohibiting acts which constitute unfair competition.

IPR System in Japan

According to the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) definition, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) are the rights given to a person over their creations. They usually give the creator an exclusive right over the use of his/her creation for a certain period of time.

Visa & Status of Residence

This section will provide you with all the necessary information about visas and residency in Japan. An explanation of procedures, necessary documentation, requirements and permitted activities can be found in detail below.

Insurance

When foreigners establish sole proprietorships and corporations in Japan, public insurance is required for their dependents, and employees. Be sure to be acquainted with the Japanese system: who has to be covered, what are the procedures, etc.

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