Atsumi & Sakai

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Labour & Employment

Atsumi & Sakai deals with all general legal issues in the fields of human resources (“HR”) and labor relations services. We offer practical advice depending on the situation of each of our clients for various matters regarding HR and labor relations services that both Japanese and international companies face, as well as provide support for the resolution of labor disputes such as litigations and labor tribunals. In particular, our firm has vast experience in labor matters of international companies based in Japan. Our team of knowledgeable lawyers is conversant in the fields of HR and labor relations services, having a framework in place which enables us to offer clear and flexible advice and support in a timely and appropriate manner through effective communication with individual clients, in English, Japanese and Chinese. 

The main services we handle:

  • Employment agreements, retainer agreements (employees, directors and corporate auditors, etc.)
  • Employment rules and other rules, and notification documents, etc.
  • Work conditions (working hours, salary and various allowances, etc.)
  • Termination and recommendations for resignation, etc.
  • Social security, labor insurance and incentive compensation
  • Compliance with labor laws and labor audits (misconduct, harassment and mental health, etc., and correspondence with government agencies)
  • Immigration related services (status of employment and residence of foreign employees and directors, etc.)
  • Labor disputes and labor union matters
  • Personnel reduction as a result of corporate restructuring, etc.

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