Hideki Thurgood Kanoh continues to garner high praise from sources for his excellent work handling collective bargaining, dismissals and pensions.
Hideki Thurgood Kanoh is an equity partner at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, and leads the labour and employment practice in Japan. Since 1995 Thurgood has devoted his practice exclusively to the area of labour and employment on behalf of both Japanese and foreign multinational companies, advising on all aspects of labour and employment.
His work in collective labour matters includes collective bargaining sessions with labour unions, and those unions’ concerted activities (striking, picketing and so on).
His experience in individual employment matters covers, among other things, dismissal and voluntary resignation; disciplinary actions; internal transfers; external secondment; employment of older and/or disabled people; establishment of wage payment and retirement benefit systems; implementation of pay-per-performance systems; sexual harassment; bullying; mental health; occupational safety and health; preparation of, and amendment, to rules for employment; preparation of employment contracts; fixed-term employment contracts; executive service agreements; job candidate screening and interviewing; prevention of infringement of corporate data by employees; companies’ protection and transfer of employees’ data; companies’ rights in relation to employees’ inventions or works of authorship; whistle-blowing; hiring of non-Japanese workers and their residing permits.
Thurgood’s experience in labour insurance, social insurance and pension plans includes workers’ accident compensation insurance; unemployment insurance; health insurance; welfare pension insurance; defined contribution pension plan; defined benefit pension plans.
His labour and employment-related dispute resolution and litigation experience includes labour/ employment-related litigation; employment tribunal dispute resolution; and unfair labour practices rectification procedures.
Thurgood graduated from the University of Tokyo and Cornell Law School. He is the author of Japanese Labor & Employment Law and Practice (Daiichi-Hoki), which explains Japanese labour and employment law in English.