"I came to Japan on a Working Holiday Visa / Holiday Visa. While in Japan, I interviewed with a company and was offered a position. However, my company says that I have to leave Japan and apply for a Work Visa at the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea. Is this true?"
While NOVA may have finally understood the message that a worker's holidays are provided to them by the Labor Standards Act and cannot be denied by a company without sufficient reason (NO VAcation on Saturdays), other companies are not so shrewd.
Take INTERAC's holiday request form, for example.
In Miyagi Prefecture, one major dispatch company has been informing its High School instructors that the Miyagi Prefectural Board of Education has told them that ALTs are NOT permitted to take their personal laptop (or tablets, etc) to their assigned schools.
1. What happens at mediation?
The union, the company, and members of the Labor Commission will meet, both together and separately to discuss our demand for a 5% pay raise. There are three mediators, a labour-side, company-side, and public commissioner. Often they will move back and forth between the company and the union with different proposals. Sometimes they may even offer their own proposal to both parties.
Although we are now in the midst of the fight against Takatsuki BoE, the union and AETs have learned various concrete lessons in this fight of more than a year. Some of these lessons will be of help foreign and Japanese workers alike. For this purpose, we will share these lessons one by one. This time, about tax.
Accidents and injuries can happen to anyone, in any place, and they can happen to you. However, if an accident happens to you while you're at work, there is something you can do about it.
A CNET, directly employed by Osaka City Board of Education, suffered a sudden and unexpected injury while working at school, and had to learn about accidents and the laws about accident compensation the hard way.
Ritsumeikan University has decided to make major changes to its part-time employment system. The revised Labour Contract Renewal law that was passed in 2012 gives, limited term contract workers who have been employed continuously for over five years from April 2013, the right to an unlimited contract if the worker requests it.