Employer’s “obligation to ascertain and calculate working hours”

The Labor Standards Act contains provisions on working hours, holidays, nighttime overtime work, and other working conditions. Employers are therefore under the obligation to properly ascertain and control working hours.

According to the revision of law which came into effect on 1-April-2019, a company is required to manage the work hours of the all employee including the employee who works under Discretional Labor System or who is in managerial position.

The main reason why work hour management is required is for a company to keep their employee’s life healthy. Even for those who have not been required to keep track of their working hours, they are now required to accurately monitor their working hours and encourage them to take appropriate breaks and holidays. This means that even if overtime is not subject to restrictions, consideration must be given to the “overwork” of all employees