Feb 20, 2014

Expanding the temp workforce

A labor law revision being prepared by the government would remove the three-year limit on dispatching temporary workers to the same job, and thus expand the ranks of a workforce that traditionally has had little job security and received less pay than regular employees.

Jun 14, 2013

Tricks with labor rules

Labor groups suspect that the Abe government's push for more workers with "permanent employee status" is a ruse to give employers more flexibility to fire.