Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Professional degree course) Division of Law School Program for Law Practice Professionals
Lecture Code PA344424 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 労働法1
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Labor law 1
ヤマカワ カズヨシ
Campus Higashi-Senda Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  First Semester
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1st) Thur7-8
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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1 Handouts including textbooks are provided. Based on them, we will conduct lectures.2 Instructions on preparation will be given.
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 01 : Law
Eligible Students
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Elective subject 【d Development / Advanced subjects】 
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
1 Understand the purpose and contents of the Labor Protection Law and the Law on Labor Contract Law.
2 Be aware of legal disputes in this area, and have the power to figure out what matters.
3 Based on the above, acquire the thinking power necessary for conflict resolution.
To acquire knowledge on legal systems and precedents, focusing on individual labor relations law (Labor Standard Law, Labor Contract Law, etc.), for persons in the field of labor law who have acquired basic legal thinking skills. The purpose is to understand the causes of legal disputes, their problems and the way of solution, and to acquire the ability to resolve basic legal disputes in the field of labor law. Specifically, the parties in the individual labor-related law (workers and employers concept), conclusion of labor contract (adoption, adoption and acceptance, trial), development process of labor contract (work condition determination system, wages, labor) Time, personnel changes, termination of labor contracts (termination of labor, termination of labor contracts not due to dismissal), etc. 
Class Schedule 1 General remarks, workers, employers
    :Workers under the Labor Standards Act Employer ① Denial of corporate status Employer ② Implicit labor contract

2 Significance and effectiveness of legal sources and employment regulations
    :Law source Obligations under the Labor Standards Act Minimum Standard Effectiveness Binding force at the time of concluding a labor contract Individual consent to changes in employment regulations

3 Significance and effectiveness of work regulations (continued), labor contracts
    :Binding force at the time of unfavorable change  Labor and management practices Rights and obligations under labor contracts Debt

4 Recruitment, informal offer, trial
: Freedom of employment Probationary legal principle Probationary period Obligation to clarify working conditions

5 Human Resources
    : Promotion/Promotion/Demotion Transferment/Secondment/Transfer/Leave of Absence

6 Mid-term exam (mini test) ① (Implementation times may change. We will inform you in advance.)

7 Changes in corporate organization
    :Merger/Business transfer Company split Company dissolution

8 Disciplinary action
    :Corporate Order Disciplinary Rights and Abuse Grounds for Disciplinary Action

9. Termination of employment relationship ①
    :Termination reasons other than dismissal DismissalChange cancellation notice

10. Termination of employment relationship ②

11 Mid-term exam (mini test) ② (Implementation times may change. We will inform you in advance.)

12 Wages
    :Right to claim wages Bonuses/retirement allowance Protection under the Labor Standards Act Minimum wage

13.Working hours
    :Working hours under the Labor Standards Act exemption overtime work

14 Holidays and holidays
    :Annual paid leave Pre- and post-natal leave Child care leave

15 General summary

16 Final exam

* Colons (:) below are specific themes. center on these.
* See the TKC system for lecture dates.

The schedule may change depending on the progress of the class (we will inform you accordingly).
We also deal with sub-themes other than the above.

Two midterm exams (mini tests) will be held during the lecture time. 
Textbook: Mizumachi Yuichiro, "Labor Act (9th edition)", (Yuhikaku, To be published in Feb 2022)|"100 Examples of Labor Act (10th edition)"
Reference books will be introduced later. Also, handouts will be given as needed
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Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
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Grading Method Mid-term exam (mini test) 30% (15% x 2) + final exam 60% + normal score (about assignment preparation status and answers to questions during lectures): 10%
* A midterm exam (mini test) will be held during the lecture.
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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