横木増井法律事務所

Practices

Labor and Employment

 All companies are subject to the employment law when they hire employees for business operation. There are extensive regulations of the employment law against every single situation ranging from recruitment to retirement of employees, and the contents of the law are becoming more and more complex.
 On the other hand, the importance of complying with the employment law has been dramatically increasing because of the tightening of regulations on, and the growing interests in, labor issues. If companies fail to comply with the employment law properly, they could be subject to strict administrative guidance or supervision by the Labor Standards Inspection Office etc., or face legal proceedings commenced by employees. Non-compliance with the employment law could be known immediately and widely through SNS, and this may cause damage to the social reputation of companies.
 In order to provide high quality legal advice to our clients, we are always making efforts to keep up with the latest laws and judicial precedents in the employment law field. Based on such latest knowledge and know-how, we are providing legal advice to our clients according to their individual situations.
 We also have extensive experience in the dispute resolution of labor issues including litigation and labor tribunal, and make fullest efforts to reach satisfactory results for our clients.

 
Practice Areas

  • Work rules, employment contracts, labor-management agreement and other employment-related documents
  • Review of company’s internal employment system in accordance with the amended laws and regulations
  • Changing of working conditions
  • Harassment
  • Disciplinary action, dismissal, termination of employment, encouragement to resignation
  • Workforce reduction due to closing or downsizing business
  • Job-rotation, transfer, demotion, secondment, transfer to the overseas
  • Safety and well-being of employees including mental health issues
  • Employment law issues associated with M&As
  • Employment of foreigners or persons with disabilities
  • Request for overtime payment or accrued payroll by employees
  • Dealing with regulators
  • Labor tribunal, litigation, mediation or other dispute resolution procedures
  • Dealing with labor unions
  • Dealing with competition by employees or headhunting of employees
  • Agency workers and employment placement
  • Dealing with whistleblowing
  • Other issues in connection with the employment law

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