Labor Update Bulletin #58 (04/2019)

4月 27, 2019

In this bulletin…

• “Q&A on the New Immigration System” published by Ministry of Justice;

• Overtime limit for doctors to be 1,860 hours per year, twice the “karoshi line”;

• Demotion and transfer for making accusations of sexual harassment is unfair: Tokyo Prefectural Labor Commission gives order;

• Unpaid overtime for 4,613 people at KDDI comes to light after employee suicide;

• At JAXA, suicide of Ibuki satellite controller recognized as due to overwork: 16-hour night shifts and “difficult-to-achieve quotas”;

• Ibaraki Prefecture explicitly bans discrimination against LGBT: amendment made to gender-equality ordinance;

• Childcare workers unable to take childcare leave;

• 90% of transgender people face difficulties in job-hunting;

• And more!

(Translated from Japanese)