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November 07, 2006

Mandatory Disclosure of Foreign Hires on the Way?

A voluntary requirement for companies to report details on non-Japanese working for them may soon become mandatory, government officials reported towards the end of last week. The reason given for the new stance was a desire to prevent an increase in illegal employment. Companies will be required to include the names, nationalities, visa status and duration of employment. There will be a fine for non-compliance. An amendment to existing employment laws reflecting the new policy will be submitted to the Diet within the first half of 2007.

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