Labor Update Bulletin #84 (04/2020)

Apr 26, 2020

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In this bulletin…

  • Special provisions in personal loan system: Freelancers, etc. to get up to 200,000 – MHWL
  • In regard to reopening of the Education Activities at Elementary Schools, Junior and Senior High Schools, and Special Needs Schools, Etc. in the Reiwa 2 (2020) school year (notice)
  • “Secure 100% of real take-home income” for four weeks after birth: LDP team to promote taking of childcare leave by men
  • Employment subsidies of up to 90%: attempt to avoid unemployment
  • Duty of effort for companies: law on securing work opportunity until age 70 passes
  • Regarding Revisions to “II. Guidelines on Implementation of Temporary School Closings in Response to Novel Coronavirus Disease” (notice)
  • Down to the wire, an accident could happen any time: extraordinary strike by nursery teachers
  • Re-employed after retirement, paid 8 million less per year for same job: illegal, says IBM employees in lawsuit
  • Red Cross Kumamoto Hospital sued for dismissal: Kumamoto Pref.
  • Subsidies associated with school closings: MHWL directs companies to be encouraged to use
  • Japan Post Group considers laying off 10,000 post office staff: profits down after Kampo scandal, etc.
  • Labor Lawyers Association of Japan releases Q&A on labor Issues Related to COVID-19 (Ver.1)

And more!

(Translated from Japanese)