Japanese Labor/Employment Law

¥59,999
Course Code: JLL101
Day: Thurs Time: 19:10-21:30 Hours: 20 Sessions: 8 Semester: Fall Instructional Language: English Special Notes: 【This is a hybrid course that you can join either at our Tokyo campus or online via Zoom.】 【This course is offered in the Fall and Summer semesters.】 Location: Hybrid, In-Person (Tokyo), Online English Proficiency Level: High Intermediate, Advanced

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Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide a guideline for the basic principles of Japanese Labor Laws. Students will look at Case Studies, the Labor Standards Law and related regulations to better understand the universalities and special characteristics of Labor Law in Japan. Main focus will be on Labor Standard Act and Labor Contracts Act. Special focus will be given to formulation and termination of Labor Contracts, and hot topics in today's business and HR Management. This course will be taught from the view point of management. At the end of the course students will understand basic approach to employee issues and be confident to handle them. Students in this course are expected to participate in the group discussion and make a short presentation.

Learning Objectives

1.Basic understanding of Labor standards Act and Labor Contracts Act.
2.Manage employee issues with more confidence.
3.Understand how you mitigate the legal risks and avoid labor disputes.

Who should take this course

Business leaders, Executives, HR Managers, HR specialist/HR Generalist.

Professional Training Certificate Elective Course For:

Textbook

日英対訳 労働法の基本と実務 (日本語) 単行本 – 2020/7/30

Instructor

Christopher Rathbone

Instructor Biography

Christopher Rathbone is a foreign associate at the full-service law firm, City-Yuwa Partners in Tokyo where he specializes in international transactions. He has taught classes and provided seminars on legal translation, legal writing and contracts for Japanese, Korean, Cambodian and US universities, as well as the Tokyo offices of many top US law firms. As a long term resident of Japan who is fluent in Japanese, Mr. Rathbone’s classes and seminars provide both practical information and cultural insights. In addition to legal writing and contracts, he frequently gives presentations on diverse topics including Plain English and the legal profession in Japan and the US. As a health advocate, he also writes articles and speaks on the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and the intersection of tobacco and human rights. Mr. Rathbone graduated with honors from the University of Saskatchewan and earned a J.D. from the College of Law of the University of Saskatchewan and an LL.M. from Hokkaido University as a Monbusho Scholar. He is admitted as an attorney in Massachusetts.