The recent outbreak of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) raises challenging issues for employers in Japan. Now is the time for employers to revisit their health and safety protocols and install procedures to minimize the risk of the outbreak affecting their staff, while at work or travelling for work. The following alert outlines the main employer obligations and important considerations for employers in Japan.

Please note that the response of governments to the COVID-19 outbreak is evolving rapidly, and it is important for employers to regularly check for updates with the Japanese government (as the information set out below may change).

We also encourage you to contact Baker McKenzie Tokyo if you have any further questions relating to the information we have provided.

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