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Ordinance concerning Labour Standards for Women made under the Labour Standards Law (Ministry of Labour Ordinance No. 3 of 1986).

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Conditions of work; Conditions of work; Conditions of work; Equality of opportunity and treatment; Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave; Night work
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This Ordinance concerns, inter alia, more flexible overtime restrictions (with exceptions), jobs which are not harmful to the health and welfare of women, various aspects of night work by women, underground work in cases of temporary necessity, scope of restrictions on employment for expectant or nursing mothers, and investigators of the Women's and Young Workers' Bureau. Subject to exceptions, women in non-manufacturing enterprises may not work overtime more than 24 hours per four weeks or 150 hours per year. It was issued under various sections of the Labour Standards Law (LS 1947 - Jap. 3).

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    Official Gazette (in Japanese)
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