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Japan to implement fair pay rule for temporary workers

Guidelines will require companies to raise pay by 30% within three years

Japan's labor ministry has finalized equal-pay rules for temporary workers that will take effect in April 2020.

TOKYO -- The Japanese government has decided to push for fairer pay for temporary workers as it looks to implement "equal pay for equal work" regulations, starting next April.

The work reform law, which was passed last year, bans unequal treatment of regular and nonregular employees. However, it does not state how wages for temporary staff or workers dispatched by agencies will be assessed.

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