Labor Update Bulletin #47 (11/2018)

Dec 7, 2018

In this bulletin…

• MHWL presents tentative plan for “Equal Pay for Equal Work” guidelines;

• Legislation directed for working until 70;

• MHWL presents list of five “high-level professional” industries;

• Hitachi and interns agree on framework for compensation;

• Man sues for unpaid wages after being told that “time off spoils people”;

• Discriminatory conditions in recruiting people with disabilities found in multiple central ministries and agencies;

• Employed population at 67.15 million, setting new record;

• Dependence on young foreign workers as much as one in two in some prefectures;

• And more!

(Translated from Japanese)