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Right to Career: Current Arguments in Japan

Published April 19th, 2019 -

He used to be a section chief, one of managerial positions, at the Tokyo branch of the Bank of America (“BoA”).  He had been working there for more than 30 years.  However, due to a drop in revenue at the branch, BoA formulated a new management policy to restr... More »

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Targeted Advertising and Age Discrimination: An Explainer

Published April 11th, 2019 -

In the age of social media, traditional help-wanted ads have become obsolete. Employers can reach more applicants by advertising for open positions on sites like Facebook than they ever could through newspapers, or even their digital equivalents (such as Craig... More »

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Apple’s Disregard of Employee Privacy

Published April 1st, 2019 -

The world was recently introduced to Apple’s “enterprise developer certificate” system after Google and Facebook were busted for abusing their certificates in January. These Apple-issued certificates allow businesses to develop apps on iPhones. Because these a... More »

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Employees or Independent Contractors? Insights from Japan

Published March 29th, 2019 -

Recently in the United States, in response to the emergence of “gig economy,” the debate whether gig workers are misclassified as independent contractors has been heated.  Japan’s practice with regard to the definition of employee could give meaningful insight... More »