Labor Update Bulletin #110 (04/2021)

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...

  • Documents for first “Review Meeting on Employment Measures for Foreign Nationals” (held online): MHWL Employment Security Bureau

  • May and June Employment Adjustment Subsidies, etc./Leave Support Funds, etc.

  • Summary of “amended Elderly Persons Employment Stabilization Act”, taking effect from April 1, 2021

  • Application limit for Leave Support Funds extended to end of May: MHWL

  • Government issues guidelines to protect freelancers: applicability of Anti-Monopoly Act clearly indicated

  • Invalid to terminate high-school teacher’s contract right before switch to unlimited term--Tokyo District Court

  • Firing for not wearing a mask “illegal”--KDDI subsidiary to be sued

  • Non-regular civil servants still struggle: despite getting allowance, base pay is cut and employment limited--Hokkaido

  • Employment system changing in April: “Equal Pay for Equal Work” extended to smaller companies; duty of effort to employ until 70

  • Okinawa’s first “sexual diversity ordinance” passes in Urasoe: discrimination banned, couples recognized

  • And more!


(Translated from Japanese)


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