[Question]What’s the difference between Haken(tempoarry worker), Ukeoi
(contract worker),and Itaku(independent contractor)?
Under Haken or temporary hiring, workers hired by a temporary staffing
agency, are sent to other companies where they receive instructions pertaining
to the job from them. This temporary hiring comes in two types. One is
“specified worker dispatching undertakings” whereby a temp agency hires
temporary workers on a regular basis and sends them on assignment to work
at its client companies. The other type is “general worker dispatching
undertakings” whereby a temp agency registers temporary workers and sends
them to its client companies on a contingent basis by signing a per-job
contract each time the agency receives an assignment from its client companies.
Under Ukeoi or undertakings by contract, an independent contractor sees
to it that an assigned project is accomplished as a result of labor, rather
than provides labor itself. Independent contractors work for themselves
at their own discretion. They operate their own business and do not work
for an employer. They sometimes have to hire other workers directly to
complete the assignment. (Source: Osaka Prefectural Labor Office)
are differences between temporary hiring and contract-based undertakings when
it comes to how labor laws, including the Labor Standards Law and Labor Safety
and Sanitation Law, are applied to workers. With temporary hiring, a temp
agency and its client company are each obliged to take the responsibility for
the workers, while independent contractors are entirely responsible for their
workers. For more information, please contact the Osaka Labor Bureau.