Asia Law Talk: Equal Pay Law in Japan and the US

Friday, August 27, 2010 (All day)

Time: 12:45-2:00 p.m.
RSVP to by Monday, Aug. 23, 2010
Light Refreshments to be served for those who RSVP

Featuring Professor Hiroko Hayashi, Professor of Law, Fukuoka University Law School.

Equal pay for equal work represents on of the fundamental principles of gender equity law in the workplace. Moreover, Article 4 of Japan's Labor Standards law presents a crucial link between the nation's reality and its obligations pursuant to the international treaty regime of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women. In this talk, Professor Hiroko Hayashi, one of the foremost scholars and active lawyers in Japan with regards to gender equity law will briefly explain both the reality and the legal framework in Japan, drawing upon comparison with the United States and elsewhere, and considering the need and potential for law reform to improve the working circumstances for women in Japan.