Labor Update Bulletin #40 (08/2018)

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.


In this bulletin...

• "Rules for Publicizing the Names of Companies with Illegal Overtime" effectiveness questioned;

• Minimum wage: with 26-yen raise, national average guideline figure becomes 874 yen;

• Immigration Agency being considered due to increase in foreign workers;

• Terminations of veteran dispatch workers rampant ahead of September - avoidance of mandatory "seishain after three years" rule?;

• You can get all your yūkyū-kyuka (Annual Paid Leave) even if you quit in the middle of the year: Twitter user in the news for giving company brush-off;

• Labor tribunal over dismissals at Tohoku University.: three more people move to regular lawsuit;

• Dismissal for suing company "unfair";

• Dismissed just before changing to unlimited employment, former contract employee sues Hakuhodo;

• Number of mothers working goes over 70% for the first time;

• And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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