Mr Yoshikazu Sugino

Yoshikazu Sugino


Employment & Benefits

Are differences in employment conditions of fixed-term and permanent employees reasonable?
Japan | 11 July 2018

Article 20 of the Labour Contract Act prohibits the imposition of unreasonable employment conditions on fixed-term employees in order to ensure their fair treatment. In light of two recent Supreme Court decisions on this matter, Japanese employers with both fixed-term and permanent employees should carefully review whether differences in the individual employment conditions of each type of employee are not unreasonable.