The Japanese government passed legislation amending the Child and Family Care Act by introducing a four-week paternity leave and adding more flexibility to existing parental leave entitlements to ensure a better work-life balance for working parents. The new legislation entered into effect 1 April 2022, with many provisions entering into effect over the following months.
Update: The new legislation passed and will enter into effect starting 1 December 2024. The Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare recently published a proposal aimed at reforming defined contribution (DC) plans by raising DC contribution sub-limits and relaxing individual […]
Update: Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has set different compliance deadlines ranging from 1 April 2019, to 1 April 2023, for various requirements of the amended Labor Standards Act. While most provisions have already been implemented for large […]
Update: The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has set different compliance deadlines for various requirements of the amended Labor Standards Act. The Japanese government recently issued an outline for legislation to limit overtime hours, which it intends to enact […]