Labor Law

Advice on a broad variety of general and complex matters based on the latest developments and risks in the dynamic area of labor law

Our Labor Law Practice Group provides advice on a comprehensive range of labor matters including human resources, employee benefits and compensation, and tax and regulations, in connection with general labor matters, complex business transactions, and disputes and litigation. We serve diverse clients, including companies, boards of directors, board committees, management teams, and individual employees, executives, and business owners.

With our history of engaging in a broad variety of general and complex labor matters, we are able to provide effective, practical, and innovative advice based on the latest developments and risks in labor law, other relevant law, and business practices. We also work seamlessly with lawyers from all our Practice Groups to provide a one-stop, full service solution for clients in connection with all types of business transactions and disputes.

Labor law is a dynamic area of law, as theory, interpretation, and practice continue to evolve, reflecting changes in the workplace and decisions of Japanese courts and authorities that modify past rulings. Labor disputes are growing rapidly with a number of new labor cases heard in recent years by courts or labor tribunals in Japan. We have the experience to advise businesses of all sizes and in all industries to uncover, understand, and address all types of risks relating to labor law.

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Effective, practical, and innovative advice in a comprehensive range of labor matters

A company’s initial steps to preserve evidence are especially important in cases of employee fraud, and companies are significantly affected by how well or poorly they handle fact-finding investigations and media relations. We are able to provide prompt and extensive support in handling employee fraud cases based on our abundant experience.

Harassment in the workplace is a compliance issue that affects nearly every company, and it is essential not only to develop effective preventive measures but also to handle incidents promptly and appropriately when they occur. We assist clients in formulating preventive compliance structures and also in dealing with all types of harassment situations when they arise.

Labor Law:People

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Labor Law:News

Public Service
Masafumi Masuda becomes a member of the Working Group on AI and Metaverse Front-line Research in the Field of HR, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
MHM receives awards at ALB Japan Law Awards 2024
The Best Lawyers in Japan™ and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Japan™ (2025 edition)
Top rankings received from The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024
Top rankings received from Chambers Asia-Pacific 2024

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Labor Law:Seminars

May 31, 2023MHM Seminars
Winds of change: Notable developments in employment laws and competition laws/M&A in Malaysia
May 3, 2023External Seminars
"ABA International Law Section「2023 ILS Annual Conference/The Emergence of "Overlooked" Competition Law Themes: The Scrutiny of Competitors' Agreements Affecting Climate Change and Labor Markets (CLE)」"
Jul. 8, 2019External Seminars
"The Latest Trend and Practical Issues over Whistleblowing System - with Certification of Whistleblowing System, Amendment to the Act on the Protection of Whistleblowers, and Global Whistleblowing System -"
Jan. 16, 2014MHM Seminars
Global Legal Affairs Seminar [Part 5: Mexico]
Jan. 10, 2014 - Jan. 11, 2014External Seminars
"Enterprise Law Conference"

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Labor Law:Publications

Magazine Article
"Why is "Public Health" Important for Human Resources and Labor Affairs?"
"Lawyer's Selection: Important Court Decisions on Labor - Vol. 378: Case of Shuhokai Social Welfare Corporation (Validity of Order of Redeployment to a New Department Issued Against an Employee with Problematic Work Performance)"
"Detailed Explanation: Legal Affairs Concerning Wages"
Magazine Article
"Legal Considerations Concerning Employees Working Abroad"
Magazine Article
"Taxation and Risks Concerning New Working Styles: Prospects for Digital Nomads (that are Companies) - Can Applicability of Permanent Establishment be Judged Appropriately?"

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