Labor Update Bulletin #66 (07/2019)

9月 7, 2019

In this bulletin…

• MHWL publishes pay-raise guidelines for dispatch workers (with some confusion);

• Government repeatedly mistakenly demands repayment of worker’s compensation from victim;

• New model “three-six agreement” draws opposition from karoshi victims’ families who say it’s a step backwards;

• Citation from Labor Standards Inspection Office to security company over unpaid wages;

• “Farming pays no overtime is wrong” – poultry-farming company worker to sue employer;

• Citation recognizes club activities as “work hours”;

• Unpaid doctors are a Labor Standards Law violation – Doctors’ Union demands emergency check from MHWL;

• In consideration for LGBT people, Gifu Prefecture eliminates need to enter one’s sex on voting-place admission ticket;

• Failure to recognize same-sex marriage “is a severe violation of human rights” says the Federation of Bar Associations;

• And more!

(Translated from Japanese)