The money that the employer pays the employee is as follows: the wage, bonus, retirement allowance and so on. The following are rules for the payment of each.
Wages must be paid at least once a month on a definite date. However, there are bad companies, which do not pay the employees wages or that manipulate the wages.
If you are concerned about the amount of your wages, you should check your monthly pay slip. There are some cases where the calculation of the wage is inaccurate and others where the company pays the employee less wages without discernible cause. In some cases it is impossible for you to ask the company for a clear explanation.
Any claim for wages will lapse if not made within two years. We recommend that the employee claim for wages before the employee quits his or her job because of the law allowing for payment of unpaid wages for up to two years if the employee fears dismissal in the event that he or she complains.
In the event that the company does not pay accurate wages, please contact the nearest labor standards office or us for consultation.
Bonus is extra compensation paid by the company to the employees in addition to the monthly wage. Regarding the bonus, there are some cases where the company itself decides whether the bonus is paid to the employee. In this case, the employees do not have the right to ask the company for a bonus. However, in the event that the time, the amount and the calculation method paid by the company are specified in the contract or rules of employment, the employees can claim the company for the bonus.
The retirement allowance is an amount paid by the company to an employee when he/she resigns. Similar to the bonus, there are some cases where the company itself decides whether the retirement allowance is paid to the employee and the amount of the retirement allowance. There are other cases where the amount or the calculation method is specified in the contract or rules of employment.
Any claim for the retirement allowance will lapse if not made within five years.