Labor Update Bulletin #37 (06/2018)

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...

• The Council on Strategies to Overcome the Declining Birthrate suggests that maternity leave should be taken seperately;

• Legal scholars begin deliberating on financial settlements for dismissals;

• Current Labor Standards Inspectors "unable to give guidance on long work hours";

• In case of maternity leave being two weeks shorter than that of regular employees, female non-regular employee sues for rectification of disparity;

• Suit to be filed for "evading unlimited employment" in Fukuoka City;

• Tax and Shakai Hoken burdens grow as consumption declines;

• And more!


(Translated from Japanese)