Labor Update Bulletin #73 (11/2019)

Nov 23, 2019

In this bulletin…

  • Labor and industry at odds over pawahara policies: MHWL gives concrete examples;

  • Flexibility in taking time off to care for children or elderly: from half-days to by-the-hour;

  • With move to electronic data, pension booklets to become obsolete, be replaced with “notice”;

  • Revision of karoshi recognition standard considered: MHWL;

  • Anime company Studio 4°C sued for overtime pay: “discretionary labor system applied illegally”;

  • “Refusal of collective bargaining is unjust”: Obirin University part-timers file complaint at Labor Commission;

  • “Don’t call them non-regular”: MHWL policy;

  • Numbers of working and of employed people rise for 80th month in a row, yet voluntary and early retirements at listed companies go over 10,000 for the first time in six years;

  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)