Labor Update Bulletin #48 (12/2018)

Jan 8, 2019

In this bulletin…

• Foreign workers’ health insurance to cover only family members living in Japan? MHWL considering;

• “Work-style reform in schools” final draft outline submitted;

• “Power harassment” prevention measures to be made compulsory on companies: MHWL plans on legislation;

• Pawahara industrial accident at Hitachi subsidiary: 145 hours of overtime;

• High school vice-principal’s family sues, saying his suicide was “caused by overwork and pawahara”;

• Compensation for pawahara suicide finalized at 55 million yen – company appeal rejected: Supreme Court;

• Layoffs at Hello Work? Non-regular staff frightened;

• LGBT partners to gain public recognition: Yokosuka City to introduce system in May of next year;

• And more!

(Translated from Japanese)