If you encounter any problems
with your workplace in Japan,
ask one of our attorneys for

  • Unfair Dismissal
  • Salary Cuts
  • Unpaid Overtime
  • Claiming Retirement Benefits




Moe Miyamoto

Headquarters | Tokyo Bar Association

How We Solve Cases

Unfair Dismissal
  • If you wish to claim unfair dismissal, you must not sign a letter of resignation.
  • Make sure to get the company to issue a dismissal notice or certificate of reason for dismissal.
  • If you have a certificate of reason for dismissal, in most cases the dismissal is found invalid.
    The case can be solved via monetary or other means, without requiring a return to work.

Sample Cases

Salary Cuts
  • Salary cuts without employee consent are invalid in principle.
  • Salary cuts based on a demotion are often found invalid with small to medium-sized companies.

Sample Cases

Unpaid Overtime
  • If you work even one minute longer than your fixed work hours, you can claim overtime.
  • In principle, overtime is paid regardless of the industry.
  • Only managers or supervisors cannot claim overtime.
    Store heads or chiefs that are “managers” in name only may be able to claim overtime.

Sample Cases

Claiming Retirement Benefits
  • Check the stipulations on retirement benefits in your company’s rules of employment or wage regulations.
  • If it has been customary to pay retirement benefits, you may be able to claim retirement benefits even without the relevant documentation.

Sample Cases

Our Fee Structure

Choose from the following structure types.

Consultation is free-of-charge.

Type 01

Retainer fee

110,000 yen (inc. tax)*1

Contingent fee

33% of economic
benefit (inc. tax)*2

Type 02

Retainer fee

330,000 yen (inc. tax)*1

Contingent fee

17.6% of economic
benefit (inc. tax)

*1.The retainer fee may increase in special cases or when there is insufficient evidence.

*2.The minimum fee is 330,000 yen (300,000 yen before tax).




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After we have signed the retainer agreement, an attorney will start negotiations with the other party



Resolution (establishment of settlement)

If the case is not resolved via negotiations with the other party, the case may need to be resolved by a labor tribunal or lawsuit.

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Out-of-office Free Consultation

Hiramatsu Go Law Offices holds out-of-office free consultation every month in various locations nationwide.
These consultations are perfect for the elderly and other clients who might find it difficult to visit one of our offices.

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*Telephone hours: 9:00-18:00 weekdays (Japan Standard Time)