Labor Update Bulletin #128 (12/2021)

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...

  • Estimate says \1.3 trillion reserve can be secured: support systems may continue
  • “Guide to Amended Points of the Family and Childcare Leave Act, to Take Effect in Three Stages Starting on April 1, Reiwa 4 [2022]” MHWL
  • Employment insurance premium to be raised next year: funds drying up due to COVID-19--gov’t.
  • LDP decides general outline for next years tax amendments: “wage-raise tax system” etc.
  • Unemployment benefits for those whose own businesses fail: period to be extendable up to four years
  • \870 million in overtime unpaid: LSIO citations for 18 national universities
  • “We are a platform”, insists Uber management to Tokyo Labor Commission
  • Panasonic apologizes for “take-home overtime” work, settles with family of employee who committed suicide: Toyama
  • “Percentage pay is not overtime pay”: verdict orders taxi company to pay \105 million
  • Total population down by 0.7%, to 126.14 million; foreign residents number 2.74 million, a new high record--2020 national census final figures
  • Tokyo to introduce same-sex partner system within fiscal 2022, announces Governor Koike
  • Uber drivers equivalent to employees, says new EU bill: guaranteed minimum wage, paid holidays
  • Aned more!

(Translated from Japanese)


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