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Hideki Thurgood Kanoh

Hideki Thurgood Kanoh

TEL:
81-3-6775-1071
FAX:
81-3-6775-2071

Hideki Thurgood Kanoh has been practicing in the area of labor and employment and currently devotes his practice exclusively to this area from the viewpoint of employers and companies (instead of employees and workers), such as follows:

I. Collective Labor-Matters

(Collective Bargaining Sessions with Labor Unions, Concerted Activities (Strike, Picketing, and so on) of Labor Unions)

II. Individual Employment Matters

(Dismissal and Voluntary Resignation, Disciplinary Actions, Internal Transfer, External Secondment, Confusion between Workers Dispatch and Service-Providing Contract, Job Search, Employment of Aged People and Disabled People, Establishment of Wage Payment Systems and Retirement Benefit Systems, Implementation of Pay-per-Performance Systems, Sexual Harassment, Bullying, Mental Health, Occupational Safety and Health, Preparation of and Amendment to Work Rules of Employment, Preparation of Employment Contracts, Fixed-Term Employment Contracts, Executive Service Agreements, Prevention of Infringement of Corporate Data by Employees, Companies’ Protection and Transfer of Employees’ Data, Companies’ Rights Subsisting in Employees’ Invention or Works of Authorship, Whistle-blowing, Employment of Non-Japanese Workers and their Residing Permit, etc.)

III. Labor Insurance, Social Insurance and Pension Plans

(Workers Accident Compensation Insurance, Unemployment Insurance, Health Insurance, Welfare Pension Insurance, Defined Contribution Pension Plan, Defined Benefit Pension Plan, Welfare Pension Fund, Tax-Qualified Retirement Pension, etc.)

IV. Labor and Employment Related Dispute Resolution and Litigation

(Labor-Related and Employment-Related Litigation, Mediation on Individual Employment Dispute, Employment Tribunal Dispute Resolution, Remedy for Unfair Labor Practices, etc.)

Thurgood acts on behalf of both Japanese and non-Japanese multinational companies, advising them on all aspects of labor and employment. Although he advises companies on ways to avert formal labor and employment disputes, he is also an experienced labor and employment litigator, having successfully defended many cases. He has written and lectured extensively on labor and employment matters in addition to matters unrelated to labor and employment law.

Kanoh Hideki Thurgood

Practice Areas

Practice Groups

  • Labor Law Group

Background

1991 The University of Tokyo (LL.B.)
1993 The University of Tokyo (LL.M.)
1993 - 1995 The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
1995 Cornell Law School (LL.M.)
1999 - 2000 Associated with Lillick & Charles (currently Nixon & Peabody) in San Francisco
2004 Inaugurated as a partner at Anderson Mori and Tomotsune
2016 - 2019 Part-time Lecturer, Aoyama Gakuin University, Graduate School of Law

Publications

Lectures

Managing Unilateral Termination of Employees Whose Performance is Poor The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ)
2013
New ways of work and new employer challenges IBA Employment and Discrimination Law Conference
2013
2012
2012
Bullying & Sexual Harassment CCH International Conference
2012
2012
Bullying & Harassment in Japan International Bar Association
2012
2012
2012
2011
2011
2011
Human Resources Legal Update International Bankers Association
2011
Legal Practice for Dispatched Workers JMA Management Center Inc.
2011
Severance of Regular Employees CCH International Conference
2010
2010
2010
Legal Practice for Dispatched Workers Takara Printing Co., Ltd.
2010
2010
Legal Practice for Dispatched Workers Management Research Group
2010
2009
Legal Practice for Dispatched Workers Management Training Centre
2009
Impact Brought on by Deterioration of Mental Health Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society
2009
Downsizing, Payment Deduction and Legal Risks Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society
2009
Mental Health Support Club Sompo Japan Healthcare Services
2008
2008
2008
Mental Health Support Club Sompo Japan Healthcare Services
2008
Workers Without Borders: The Age of Global Employee Annual Conference of Inter Pacific Bar Association
2008
Recent Movement in Japanese Labor Law CCH International Conference
2007
Practical Labor Seminar for Mental Health Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society
2007
Corporate Personnel Management and Labor Law lectured at Doshisha University Graduate School of Law with Professor Takashi Shimoi
2007
Company's' Countermeasures for Harassment Institute for Financial Affairs
2006
2006
“Labor Tribunal System” American Chambers of Commerce in Japan
2004
Sexual Harassment & Bullying Management Training Center
2004
Overtime Work Allowances Management Training Center
2004
Flexible Work Hours Institute of Physical and Chemical Research
2003
2001

Achievements

Professional Admissions

  • Japan (1995)

Professional and Academic Associations

  • Tokyo Bar Association

Languages

  • Japanese (first language)
  • English