Labor Update Bulletin #39 (07/2018)

Aug 2, 2018


In this bulletin…

• The number of public assistance recipients decreases to 2.10 million;

• Former teacher who sought permanent-employment sues Kanto Gakuen, claiming “unilateral firing;

• Woman who demanded measures against “smoke harassment” has dismissal withdrawn – Junior Chamber Japan pays 4.4 million yen settlement;

• Teachers at official French government language school file suit over pay cuts that are “an outrage that ignores the labor laws of Japan”;

• Death of a 29-year-old new employee recognized as karoshi (his total time worked over the previous month had been 257 hours, including about 89 hours overtime due to late-night work, with only one day off);

• Higashi-Osaka Labor Standards Inspection Office gives citations three times to Osaka Prefectural BOE – “pay compensation for lesson preparation time”

• Rate of wage increases at small and mid-sized companies is 1.4%;

• And more!

(Translated from Japanese)