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Labor

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Right to Work in JapankRODO SHIKAKUl

Only foreigners with qualified residence status and a recognized work permit may work in Japan. Those who may obtain a work permit include permanent residents, spouses of permanent residents and spouses of Japanese citizens. The work they may engage in is dependent on their residence status. Those individuals who are here for study, training, engaging in cultural activities, or here on short-term residence status, are unable to work in Japan.

Job Searching kKYUSHOKU NO MOSHIKOMIl

Foreigners who have a work permit can get all kinds of job-related information at the Public Employment Security Office, including job information, job counseling, employment insurance, unemployment benefits and job training. If you are looking for employment, or for further information, please contact the Public Employment Security Office nearest you.

Important Points Before Starting a New Jobk‹E‚Ģ\‚µž‚Żl

Before starting a new job, your new employer is legally obligated to write a contract detailing your working conditions. This written agreement is essential to avoid misunderstanding, and you should request it if your employer does not offer you one. The contract must include the following information:

The revised Part-time Work Law (effective on April 1, 2008) requires company owners to provide part-time workers information on existence of pay increase, retirement benefits, and bonuses.

Working ConditionskRODO JOKENl

By law, minimum working conditions are guaranteed for anyone working in Japan,iforeigners and Japanese citizens alikej, including seasonal and part-time employment, and regardless of whether or not the job is legal. If you have problems with your working conditions, your working hours, salary, etc., please contact your nearest Labor Standards Inspection Office or the Foreign Worker's Consultation Corner of the Tochigi Bureau of Labor.

Foreign Workerfs Consultation Corner, Tochigi Bureau of Labor
Address Phone Consultation Dates Languages
District 2 Government Building, 4th Floor
Meihono-machi 1-4, Utsunomiya-shi
320-0845
028-634-9115 Mondays, 1st & 3rd Thursdays Japanese & Portuguese
Otawara Labor Standards Inspection Office
Hon-cho 2-2828-19, Otawara-shi
324-0041
0287-22-2279 2nd & 4th Thursdays Japanese & Portuguese