Labor Update Bulletin #97 (10/2020)

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...

  • “Payment limitation period” after voluntary resignation to be shortened from three months to two, starting on October 1, 2020;

  • Discussion begins in earnest in MHWL on introducing “childbirth leave for men”: system to be proposed within the year;

  • “COVID-19 Related Employment Adjustment Subsidy Special Measures to be Extended”

  • Illegal overtime work at half of workplaces, MHWL inspection finds

  • “Put me back to work as soon as possible”, says former teacher at Teikyo Nagaoka H.S. - Niigata District Court rules dismissal invalid

  • Veteran actor files for workers’ compensation: breaks leg during filming, “in reality a worker”

  • School uniforms: slacks to be standard for both boys and girls--Sanyo Junior High School, Himeji

  • Average income of private-sector workers declines last year for the first time in seven years

  • Starting next year, pay raises all to be by evaluation: Toyota union accepts plan

  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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