Hire contractors in Japan
Hiring contractors in Japan? Rippling can help you onboard and pay Japanese contractors in a single system. In just a few clicks, you can localize onboarding, provision IT and app access, and run payroll for your contractors in Japan—while staying compliant with local laws.
Avg Time to Hiring
Less than 5 minutes
at a glance
Hiring contractors in Japan can be a rollercoaster
Hiring Japanese contractors can be a challenge, as Japanese employment laws don’t clearly differentiate between contractors and employees. However, you still have to classify independent contractors correctly to avoid stiff fines, write employment contracts in Japanese, and pay your contractors in Japanese yen (JPY). Rippling can help you remain compliant with Japanese labor laws, while quickly expanding your global team.Read our free guide
Avoid misclassifying contractors in Japan
Rippling can help you avoid costly misclassification mistakes. Worried that your Japanese contractors are misclassified? Try our free classification assessment to find out.Take our free quiz
GLOBAL WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT
Support your Japanese contractors right out of the box with Rippling
Onboard contractors in Japan in 90 seconds
Rippling makes it incredibly easy to set up your Japanese contractors. Adapt everything—from contractor data fields and documents to currencies—based on their work location, comply with local laws using built-in consulting agreement templates, and provision app access with a few clicks.
Global Workforce Management
Seamlessly transition contractors to employees
As your business grows, your workforce needs change. You can easily transition a contractor to an employee in minutes while preserving any historical data. Hire and pay via Rippling EOR, or pay them through your own entity with Rippling Global Payroll.
APP & IT MANAGEMENT
Set up and manage your Japanese contractors’ IT needs
Give contractors access to apps like Google Workspace and Slack with a few clicks—and remove it just as easily at the end of their contracts. You can increase security by enforcing multi-factor authentication and even set up workflows to automatically alert you of any suspicious login activity.
Easily pay Japanese contractors in JPY
Set payments in USD or their local currency, and easily pay all contractors in a single pay run, no matter where they are located. And if you need to pay someone off-cycle for a late invoice or add in a reimbursement? Rippling can take care of that.