WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ON PERSONNEL ISSUES IN JAPAN? “Regular worker? Temporary worker? Dispatched worker? What’s the difference?”, “Am I obliged to enroll in labor insurance and social insurance? How can I apply for them?”, “What’s Japanese Rodo Shinpan?”, “Legal status of Labor Unions?”, “Other labor issues I need to know?”, “What law says on working hours, overtime work and overtime rate?”, “Need Help? Any regulations exist in offering job?”, “Any special requirements for foreign people working at Japanese companies?”, “What is ‘rules of employment’ ?” WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ON PERSONNEL ISSUES IN JAPAN? “Regular worker? Temporary worker? Dispatched worker? What’s the difference?”, “Am I obliged to enroll in labor insurance and social insurance? How can I apply for them?”, “What’s Japanese Rodo Shinpan?”, “Legal status of Labor Unions?”, “Other labor issues I need to know?”, “What law says on working hours, overtime work and overtime rate?”, “Need Help? Any regulations exist in offering job?”, “Any special requirements for foreign people working at Japanese companies?”, “What is ‘rules of employment’ ?”

If you have these or similar problems, please contact the Employment Consultation Center.

In addition to expert advice, lawyersandpublic consultants on social and labor insurancealso provide you with assistance in the preparation of rules of employment, employment contracts and other relevant documents free of charge.

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Apr.1,2016TopicsNotice of Website Renewal

Our website has been completely redesigned and was released to the public on April 1, 2016.

About us

The Employment Consultation Center established in accordance with the National Strategic Special Zones Act provides support to help start-up companies and/or overseas companies expanding business into Japan understand Japanese employment rules, including those relating to recruitment and employment, correctly and launch their business smoothly, as well as to help employees of those companies fully exert their abilities and motivation in work.
Our services include consultations with experienced lawyers and public consultants on social and labor insurance and seminars by them.

The Employment Consultation Center is designed to prevent labor disputes from occurring, and therefore our services are available only for matters not in dispute.

Features of Our Services

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Free of Charge

We provide support by lawyers and public consultants on social and labor insurance free of charge.

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General Labor-related Consultations with Lawyers and Public Consultants on Social and Labor Insurance

Our consultants are lawyers and public consultants on social and labor insurance familiar with labor-related laws and regulations.

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Consultations on Highly Professional Matters with Lawyers

We provide individual consultations conducted by lawyers familiar with labor-related laws, corporate legal affairs and the “Employment Guidelines” [1] with respect to your labor management and the compliance of your labor contracts.

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Individual Consultation Visit Offered by Public Consultants on Social and Labor Insurance

Public consultants on social and labor insurance familiar with labor-related laws and labor management practices visit your company upon your request and give advice on your labor management tailored to the reality in your company. They also provide follow-up services to check how your company has been dealing with your labor management in light of their advice.

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Consultations in Foreign Languages Available

Consultations of features 2 through 4 are also available in English, Chinese and Korean through an interpreter or telephone interpretation services.

Please make a reservation for a consultation in foreign languages other than English.

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Monthly Seminars

We hold seminars by lawyers and public consultants on social and labor insurance on such topics as labor-related laws and labor management practices and the “Employment Guidelines” [1] . Participation is free of charge.

  • [1].The Employment Guidelines has been compiled through analyses and categorization of judicial precedents concerning labor relations (established by the Japanese government in accordance with the National Strategic Special Zones Act, Chap. 37, Sec. 2).

Service Recipients

Our services are available to companies located and individuals working in the Kansai National Strategic Special Zone (Osaka, Hyogo, and Kyoto prefectures) that meet the following conditions.

  1. 1.Start-up companies (within approximately 5 years from establishment) and companies preparing for starting a business
  2. 2.Overseas companies aiming to expand their businesses into the Kansai National Strategic Special Zone
  3. 3.Companies aiming to create jobs through business expansion in the Kansai National Strategic Special Zone
  4. 4.Individuals working in a company that can be classified in any of 1 through 3 (including prospective employees)

Reference Materials

Employment Guidelines

This booklet explains guidelines to be followed in employee management and labor contracts based on analyses and categorization of judicial precedents concerning labor relations (established by the Japanese government in accordance with the National Strategic Special Zones Act, Chap. 37, Sec. 2.).

Download 384KB

Key Points of Labor-Related Laws

This booklet, which summarizes the key points of Japan’s labor-related laws, including the Labor Standards Act and the Labor Contract Act, is intended for use at the Employment Consultation Center in providing business operators and workers with advice on employment management and labor contracts.

Download 1.94MB

Consultation Request

Consultations are available over the phone, through e-mail (using the inquiry form), and by visiting us.

After an initial general labor consultation with a lawyer or a public consultant on social and labor insurance, we will arrange for a consultation on highly professional matters or individual consultation visit upon your request.

Please inform us of a brief summary of your consultation and scheduled date and time of your visit in advance so that consultation with an appropriate consultant can be arranged.

Request For Consultation or Application for Seminar

Business hours

11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays

Closed on holidays and 12/29 through 1/3

Access

Secretariat of Kansai National Strategic Special Zone Employment Consultation Center

Room K827, Knowledge Capital 8th floor, Grand Front Osaka North Building, 3-1 Ofuka-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0011

10-minute walk from the north central exit of JR Osaka Station

For details, please refer to the access information of the Knowledge Capital (Grand Front Osaka) .

Consultations will be held in either Room K827 or any other location at Knowledge Capital.

Contact Us

Contact Information Secretariat of Kansai National Strategic Special Zone Employment Consultation Center
Address Room K827, Knowledge Capital 8th floor, Grand Front Osaka North Building, 3-1 Ofuka-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0011
e-mail info@kecc.jp
Business hours

11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays

Closed on holidays and 12/29 through 1/3

Request For Consultation or Application for Seminar

Business hours

11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays

Closed on holidays and 12/29 through 1/3