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Jobs in Japan: Non-compete Clauses, Do They Hold Up?

Non-compete, non-scout, confidentiality and ‘garden leave’ clauses appear in employment contracts worldwide, and Japan is no exception. How valid are these clauses in the Japanese market? What can companies do to protect their trade secrets and confidential information? And should employees be concerned about having such clauses in their employment contracts? Employee protection is favored […]

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Hiring the Wrong Person – Letting Employees Go in Japan

Regardless of the stringency of the interview process, the effectiveness of aptitude tests and the quality of references from a candidate, it’s still possible to make the wrong hire. There’s only so much that can be discerned through the interview, and sometimes those who have the hard skills and track record simply don’t adjust into

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