For more than 20 years, the Barnes & Thornburg Japanese Service Group has offered labor, employment, and human resources support to Japanese companies investing in the United States. Our history of creating and maintaining these dedicated relationships has given us the opportunity to advise numerous Japanese companies on a multitude of employment issues.
The Japanese Service Group is made up of a number of prominent individuals, including:
- An executive committee member of the Japan-American Society of Indiana
- The honorary Consul General of Japan
- An executive board member of TerraLex, an international network of 10,000 attorneys
- Lawyers fluent in Japanese, as well as many other Asian languages and dialects
Our lawyers provide labor and employment services to clients in Japan, including training for Japanese executives on American employment laws, unions, litigation, cultural norms and business practices. These sessions are conducted in Japanese. We also translate documents and help obtain visas and work permits for Japanese executives and their families.
Our lawyers also guide newly relocated executives through the process of obtaining housing, setting up bank accounts, finding good school districts and other relocation services at no charge. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in order to accommodate for the differences in time zones.