This month in our comparative table here, we consider the legal obligations on employers considering a transfer of business/undertaking, focussing on the position in Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan.
In part two of our comparative table here, we consider whether employers may offer benefits to LGBTI employees and their spouses/partners in Thailand, Indonesia and Japan.
In an earlier bulletin, we looked at a landmark Tokyo District Court decision that clarified the circumstances under which benefits given to permanent employees but not to fixed term employees could amount to “unreasonable differences” in labour conditions, which are prohibited by Article 20 of the Labour Contract Act.
On 1 June 2018, the Supreme Court of Japan delivered its first judgment on this issue. Continue reading