Announcement

Collapse

The GaijinPot Forum Is Closed

Please join us on our new Facebook Group.
See more
See less

Top

Collapse

Company withholding last paycheck

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Company withholding last paycheck

    My Japanese company is withholding my last month's payment. I signed on for a 6 month contract, completed 4 months (ending in February) and quit with the proper 30-day notice as stated in our contract. My company has now today contacted me and said they are considering suspending my February payment "due to your job performance" and wants me to meet to discuss with them. I have no desire to discuss anything with them nor do I have any obligation to as our professional relationship has ended.

    As far as I am aware, my performance was exemplary. I am a Japanese and American citizen working in Japan. Can my ex-company withhold my last paycheck like this? Do you know any legal documents or articles I could reference in regards to this? Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

  • #2
    As with other problems mentioned on GP, contact the Labor Standards Board. Contact them and make sure your company knows what you are doing. Can also contact the head office/parent company (if there is one). You are to be paid for the time you worked.

    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by kenjikun View Post
      My Japanese company is withholding my last month's payment. I signed on for a 6 month contract, completed 4 months (ending in February) and quit with the proper 30-day notice as stated in our contract. My company has now today contacted me and said they are considering suspending my February payment "due to your job performance" and wants me to meet to discuss with them. I have no desire to discuss anything with them nor do I have any obligation to as our professional relationship has ended.

      As far as I am aware, my performance was exemplary. I am a Japanese and American citizen working in Japan. Can my ex-company withhold my last paycheck like this? Do you know any legal documents or articles I could reference in regards to this? Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
      Of course, it is illegal to withhold wages. What does your contract say ? I'd also see no reason to meet them. Say that you expect your last salary at the usual payment date and will otherwise report them to the labor standards office for illegal practice and abuse of workers.
      www.jil.go.jp/english/laborinfo/library/Laws.htm

      Comment


      • #4
        This "It's in the contract that you signed" has always been a bone that sticks in my craw. Just because something is in the contract doesn't mean it is legal. What if there was a clause in the contract stating that the company had the right to one's first born child, or control over what you eat for dinner? Companies put all kinds of penalty clauses into their contracts knowing full well that it's either sign it or no job. Use the link that ttokyo provided. Do not let some scuzzy company cheat you out of what is legally yours.

        Comment


        • #5
          You are a Japanese citizen, right? Try the nearest Labor Standards Bureau and see what they have to say. They should be able to help you or at least point you in the right direction.

          Try this page for more specific information about the LSB nearest you.
          http://www.mhlw.go.jp/general/seido/...tu/soudan.html

          or this one for information about a NPO support group who deals with labor related matters.
          http://www.roudou.org/

          or these for more information about Japanese Labor Law.
          http://www.mhlw.go.jp/bunya/roudouki...kijyunhou.html
          http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%8A%...BA%96%E6%B3%95
          http://law.e-gov.go.jp/htmldata/S22/S22HO049.html
          Last edited by Shimi; 2013-03-11, 03:37 PM.

          Comment

          Working...
          X