Employ Candidates Compliantly in Japan

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Global Employer of Record in Japan

Global employment services

Willing to hire international employees in Japan? We’re here to help.

Send us project details here and we’ll be happy to employ your international workforce on your behalf in Japan quickly and cost-effectively.

Spotlight on Japan:

  • Location – an island country in East Asia
  • Capital – Tokyo
  • Population – 126 million
  • Official language – Japanese
  • Recognized minority languages – Local dialects of Japanese
  • Government – Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
  • Currency – Japanese yen
  • Dominant religion – Buddhism, Shintoism
  • Labor force – 69 million
  • Exports – $697 billion (2017). Exportable goods: motor vehicles, iron and steel products, semiconductors, auto parts, power generating machinery, plastic materials
  • Main export partners: USA, EU, China, South Korea, Taiwan
  • Imports – $671 billion (2017). Import products: petroleum, liquid natural gas, clothing, semiconductors, coal, audio, and visual apparatus
  • Main import partners: China, European Union, United States, Australia, South Korea
  • Public holidays – New Year’s Day, Coming of Age Day, National Foundation Day, The Emperor’s Birthday, Vernal Equinox Day, Showa Day, Constitution Memorial Day, Greenery Day, Children’s Day, Marine Day, Sports Day, Mountain Day, Obon, Respect for the Aged Day, Culture Day, Autumn Equinox Day, Labor Thanksgiving Day.

Employment in Japan

Employment in Japan is conducted by means of Japan’s Constitution. This fundamental law involves all the basic principles of labor law. Some of them are as follows:

  • the right to work
  • the right for workers to join into collectives
  • the right to create unions and act jointly.

Case law and precedents play a vital role in employment litigations of sorts. The Labor Standards Act is the main document providing guidelines for both: administrative courts as well as employers. It has put down the basic principles of labor conditions, labor supervision, and administration as well as all and any types of penalties imposed in case of a breach.
In Japan the employment relationship is determined by a contract between the employee and the employer. It has to be based on equal background and serve to provide balance in the employer-employee relationship as well as the employee work process.

  • Are you seeking to reinforce your existing team with the expertise of Japan-based international employees?
  • Have you already selected a candidate from Japan?
  • Do you want the prospect to work for you remotely from Japan?
  • Would you prefer to hire shortly and stay compliant with Japan legislation?

Our global employment solution is the way to go!

Like every other country, Japan has its own employment specifics. Abiding by the local employment law ensures 100% compliance.

By entrusting local tax and law subordination as well as workforce employment and management to an authority with extensive expertise, you safeguard professional handling of all things legal in Japan on behalf of your company.

Employer of Record solution in Japan

Employer of Record is an integrated solution designed to help you hire and manage your remote employees in Japan, which includes:

  • familiarizing with the country’s employment legislation
  • onboarding of employees
  • payrolling employees on a monthly basis in local currency/ies
  • arranging for business visa and work permit if you need to employ expatriate personnel in Japan.

Acumen Employer of Record can promptly employ the selected candidate (or multiple prospects) on your behalf in Japan. We become your trusted partner and guide you through local labor laws thus eliminating:

  • any and all employment risks
  • the need to go into legislative specifics and set everything up on your own
  • all local labor issues.

Handing all these compulsory global employment processes to experts will spare your precious business hours for more strategic task solving.

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