Labor Law

Labor and employment issues in Japan can also become complex especially when foreign affiliated companies are involved.

Negotiation outside of court

If your employer is putting a lot of pressure on you to leave or if your employer has already fired you with no justifiable reason, please feel free to set up a consultation. It is very important to get a lawyer involved at an early stage.

In many cases, especially when it comes to foreign affiliated companies, the company misunderstands (or knows very little about) Japanese labor law and try to lay off employees. Usually, their impression is that it is as easy to do in Japan as it is in other countries.

If you are involved in this kind of situation, you will need an experienced lawyer who can negotiate with your employer, outside of court and in English, so that you can avoid a lengthy court procedure. 

Labor tribunal

Some cases will have to go through labor tribunal procedure, which is still much faster than a normal trial procedure. 

The judge usually comes up with a settlement plan within about 2-3 months of the filing date. However, if either party appeals, the case may turn into a full trial procedure.

If you are involved in this type of issue, please feel free to contact us so we can guide you through the process and discuss what we can achieve.

Visa Status

When you are going through a labor dispute, the result could affect your visa status especially when you have a working visa.

Therefore, it is important to have a lawyer who can anticipate how to secure your visa status while dealing with legal issues.

We have extensive experience in assisting foreign individuals with visa status while simultaneously handling legal processes.