Labour Management (Revision of Employment Security Act)

Feb. 1, 2018



BCCJ member, Nagamine Mishima reports:

A revised Employment Security Act came into force on January 1st, 2018 to match the needs of job seekers and employers. It is expected that this change will let those groups connect properly and smoothly.

Under the revised Act, employers have to clarify their working conditions at the following junctures:

(1) At the time when employers post job openings.
As for conventional disclosure obligations, some items has been newly added which employers shall clarify and comply with.

(2) At the time before an employment contract is signed/sealed.
All job seekers are entitled to confirm their specific working conditions before they sign / seal an employment contract, to make sure that there is no difference from the contents above (1). All employers have new disclosure obligations.

(Source: Leaflet about the 2017 revision of Employment Security Act - for all the employers who recruit new employees, Homepage of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare)