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In this episode of our Cross-Border Catch-Up podcast series, Shirin Aboujawde (New York) and Eric Lee (New York) discuss significant amendments to Japan’s discretionary labor system. The amendments require employers to specify, in their employment agreements, whether there will be changes to the location and scope of employment and to state renewal limits for fixed-term contracts. Eric and Shirin, both of whom are members of the firm’s Cross-Border Practice Group, also address the steep legal standard for termination of employment in Japan and the narrow exemption from overtime. They wrap up with a discussion of new health and safety requirements related to rest periods, late-night work, and limits on working hours. 



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