Companies must plan for, and address labor matters to keep the business operating well and without disruption. Unfair hiring practices, long working hours, unpaid overtime or bonuses, and even harassment are significant social problems aggressively being addressed. Labour law in Japan has been changing far more so than in most developed countries of late. These changes are improving workplace and staff working conditions. They are also increasing the burden on employers. We consult on all labor law matters and create worker rules to avoid problems.
There are myriad labor law requirements and ongoing procedures relating to enrolling employees, documenting rules & agreements and administering payroll & various deduction transactions in Japan.
VERSE offers comprehensive outsourced services in every area needed. The benefits of outsourcing are:
Foreign companies are often unaware of Japan’s rules, and the need for registered employer/worker agreements. They are often concerned about labor contract differences from their home country, and also the administrative and reporting requirements. We guide clients on local labor customs and all requirements, ensuring that they abide by all laws and have comfort in hiring and retaining foreign and Japanese staff.
For our global clients, the following are the most in-demand for our advice and ongoing support.
When establishing a business in Japan, there’s a lot to do and we're here to help. We work closely with clients to complete government registrations & enrollments and guide the set up of mandatory or voluntary insurances, work rules and employment contracts & management / labor agreements. We can identify and help you secure subsidies, grants and other government support specific to your business type, region and industry.
Other considerations at business start-up, which we and our Partners can assist you with, include:
We train our clients to understand Japanese labor law and company obligations for remaining in compliance. This minimizes labor problems and disputes that can cause disruptions to your business and that can result in fines or other punishments. Such knowledge also smoothes and improves employer/employee communications. Finally, it tends to increase worker satisfaction and overall efficiency.