is your employer behaving at least to the law's minimum expectations?
Employment standards stipulated in the Labor Standards Law（労働基準法）is the minimum standard（最低基準）your employer is required to maintain. The Japanese government, namely the Labor Standards Inspection Office（労働基準監督署）, does not tolerate employers who do not maintain labor standards that at least meet those required by the Labor Standards Law.
And don’t be bullshitted by those that tell you that many sections of the law do not apply to non-Japanese nationals because they do. Minimum Wage Law（最低賃金法）, Industrial Safety and Health Law（労働安全衛生法）, Workers’ Accident Compensation Insurance Law（労働者災害補償保険法）, Health Insurance Law（健康保険法）, Welfare Pension Insurance Law（厚生年金保険法）, National Pension Law（国民年金法）, and many other laws related to employment apply to you just as they do to Japanese nationals.
Thinking about working in Japan? Preparing to move overseas almost becomes a full-time job in the final weeks of your departure. Many people quit their jobs weeks before so they can devote their time to preparation. But what about your health insurance? Short-term health insurance plans are a great solution. ↓
Below are links to Certified Social Insurance and Labor Consultants providing services in English. Also below are useful links related to working in Japan and links to women balancing career and personal happiness. WJA realizes and promotes women's increasing value in the labor market.