Japan

Region: Asia

RELEVANT LEGISLATION

Law for Employment Promotion of the Disabled Persons

 

Quota legislation
According to the Law for Employment Promotion of Persons with Disabilities organizations with more than 56 employees: 1.8% for private-sector firms, 2.1% for governmental corporations, 2.1% for national and local public entities and 2.0% for designated education commissions. This system works by collecting levy from those enterprises that fail to achieve the quota of disabled workers. The funds created by the levy system are used to encourage employers who employ disabled persons above the quota and to promote disabled workers’ employment and improve working conditions.