Labor Update Bulletin #50 (12/2018)

Jan 9, 2019

In this bulletin…

• Teachers’ overtime limit of 45 hours per month: draft guideline for work-style reforms;

• Foreign workers’ industrial accidents: reporting of nationality and residence status to be made compulsory;

• Legislation to require companies to prevent pawahara: Labor Policy Council approves report;

• Amend the “Special Measures Act” that makes teachers work long hours: petition submitted with 32,500 signatures of active-duty teachers and others;

• Finance Ministry nominated for 2018 “Black Companies” Award;

• Union Mie files grievance at Mie Prefectural Labor Commission over Sharp layoffs;

• Tokyo Superior Court verdict increases compensation amount in Japan Post non-regular workers’ disparity suit;

• “Is my work not worth paying overtime?” Public school teachers’ appeal;

• And more!

(Translated from Japanese)