Labor Update Bulletin #84 (04/2020)

labor bulletin 2018This bulletin contains information on law changes, government discussions, 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 general in Japan.

In this bulletin...

  • Special provisions in personal loan system: freelancers, etc. to get up to ¥200,000--MHWL

  • In Regard to the Reopening of Education Activities at Elementary Schools, Junior and Senior High Schools, and Special Needs Schools, Etc., in the Reiwa 2 [2020] School Year (notice)

  • “Secure 100% of real take-home income” for four weeks after birth: LDP team to promote taking of childcare leave by men

  • Employment subsidies of up to 90%: attempt to avoid unemployment

  • Duty of effort for companies: law on securing work opportunity until age 70 passes

  • Regarding Revisions to “II. Guidelines on Implementation of Temporary School Closings in Response to Novel Coronavirus Disease” (notice)

  • Down to the wire, an accident could happen any time: extraordinary strike by nursery teachers

  • Re-employed after retirement, paid ¥8 million less per year for same job: illegal, say IBM employees in lawsuit

  • Red Cross Kumamoto Hospital sued for dismissal: Kumamoto Pref.

  • Subsidies associated with school closings: MHWL directs companies to be encouraged to use

  • Japan Post Group considers laying off 10,000 post office staff: profits down after Kampo scandal, etc.

  • Labor Lawyers Association of Japan releases Q&A on labor Issues Related to COVID-19 (Ver.1)

  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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