Announcement: We are pleased to announce the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce in Japan as a co-host to our joint chamber speaker event.
“Work Style Reform” is one of the biggest items on Prime Minister Abe’s agenda and some major changes are just around the corner. The reform’s key “equal pay for equal work” feature will be deliberated at the extraordinary Diet session this fall, with implementation of revisions in the Labor Contract Law, Part-Timer Law and Dispatch Law expected in April 2019.
We haven’t seen reforms on this scale, involving not only part-time and irregular workers but regular workers as well. Everyone will be affected and there’s not much time to prepare for the change.
Hideto Aoki, Public Affairs Division Head at Randstad K.K., will give us a rare insider’s view of what is being discussed among the key players and the kind of outcome we can expect. He was directly involved in legislative deliberations as a member of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare’s Labor Policy Council and has served for many years as a director in charge of labor policy and publicity for HR industry associations. He will talk about what “Equal Pay for Equal Work" will mean for companies operating in Japan and what steps corporate management will need to take in an environment where “irregular workers” may become a thing of the past.
Top management, HR officials and anyone hiring workers in Japan will not want to miss this timely heads-up about a vitally important topic.
About the Speaker:
Randstad is a leading global staffing and recruitment company founded in the Netherlands and now operating in 39 countries. Hideo Aoki has served as Operating Officer of Randstad K.K. since 2011 and Head of the Public Affairs Division since 2013.
Mr. Aoki is also Vice President of the Japan Production Skill Labor Association and played a pivotal role in founding the Japan Association of Human Resource Services Industry (JHR). From 2013 to 2015, he was an observer member of the Employment Security Branch of the Labour Demand and Supply System Committee, Labour Policy Council, at the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, where he has actively participated in debates on previous Worker Dispatch Law amendments.
A full profile of Mr. Aoki can be viewed here.
Ginger Griggs, Roy Tomizawa, Co-Chairs
Yoko Yugo, Vice Chair
Alison Birch, Board Liaison
ACCJ Human Resource Management Committee
Thomas Shockley, Chair
Steven Bleistein, Annie Chang, Vice Chairs
A. Barry Hirschfeld, Jr., Board Liaison
ACCJ Independent Business Committee
Carlo La Porta, Thomas Shockley, Eric Wedemeyer, Co-Chairs
Reiko Osa, Kjell Yadon, Vice Chairs
Nancy Ngou, Board Liaison
ACCJ Sales Development Committee
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NOTE 4: This event will be held in Japanese. Simultaneous interpretation to English will be available.
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