Labor Update Bulletin #26 (01/2018)

1月 19, 2018


In this bulletin…

• PM Shinzo Abe enthusiastic for “work-style reform” in new-year press conference;

• Starting in 2018, the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Labor will begin working on letting over 20,000 irregularly-employed workers per year obtain government qualifications;

• To relieve the shortage of Labor Standards Inspectors, retired Labor Inspectors to be employed part-time;

• Former Dragon Zakura assistant makes waves in the manga world by claiming overtime pay;

• The Niigata Prefectural Board of Education announced that a female employee in the Upper Secondary Education Department, aged in her 40s, had collapsed on the job and died after 120 hours of overtime;

• And more!

(Translated from Japanese)