Labor Update Bulletin #108 (03/2021)

labor bulletin 2018This bulletin contains information about 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...

  • Expanded health and pension insurance eligibility for short-hours workers starting in October of Reiwa 4

  • Free job training, maximum ¥100,000 benefit for those with monthly income under ¥120,000: MHWL

  • “Manual to promote Employment Until 70”: Elderly and Disabled Jobseekers’ Support Agency

  • “In Regard to the Treatment of Non-Regular Workers at Large Companies by the Leave-Support Fund and Benefit” -- MHWL

  • Latest “COVID-19 Special Exemption for Employment Adjustment Subsidies”

  • Proposal decided on for men’s childcare leave: taking two two-week breaks, etc.

  • Parents who took time off due to school closings to receive subsidies by applying on their own

  • MHWL proposes new guidelines for remote work: different treatment for non-regulars banned, measures to prevent over-long hours

  • Charges filed against president of bankrupt department store for failing to pay allowances in lieu of notice when dismissing employees

  • Charges filed against Takenaka Corp. for fake outsourcing

  • “No improvement even after LSIO investigation”: complaint claims ¥790,000 of unpaid overtime

  • “Maternity harassment” against nursery teacher acknowledged, dismissal ruled void--Tokyo Superior Court

  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)

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