Labor Update Bulletin #61 (05/2019)

Jun 9, 2019

In this bulletin…

• Health Insurance Act amendment passes: dependent families limited to those resident in Japan;

• Guaranteeing a chance to work until age 70: amended law obligates companies to make efforts;

• Suicide due to long work hours and reprimands: Hiroshima 21-year-old gains compensation;

• Let go one day before becoming eligible for a permanent contract: part-time teacher at private school in Tokyo;

• Overtime hours report falsified? Charges filed against Hello Work director and others;

• Rapid increase in separations of families by Immigration Bureau: foreign parents detained, children sent to Child Consultation Center;

• Construction sites for the Tokyo Olympics are “in a dangerous condition”, according to international labor-union federation;

• Ten thousand children of foreign nationality “without support” to learn Japanese;

• And more!

(Translated from Japanese)