Labor Update Bulletin #29 (03/2019)

labor bulletin 2018This bulletin contains information on law changes that have either passed or are being discussed in parliament, court decisions, and other labor issues in Japan.

We hope that some of this information will also be of interest to activists, supporters of the General Union, and those who want to know more about labor issues in Japan.

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In this bulletin...

• MHWL updates "Black Companies List" - adds Art Hikkoshi Center and others;

• Government decides on "Outline for Measures to Cope with the Aged Society" - considers making "over 70" age to begin receiving pension;

• Government to consider expanding foreign labor, relaxing visa-status requirements;

• "Long working hours" - bereaved family members apply for workers’ compensation with smartphone location data as evidence;

• Fukuoka District Court says disparities in allowances for part-timers are “unreasonable” - orders company to make compensation;

• And more!


(Translated from Japanese)