Labor Update Bulletin #89 (06/2020)

Jun 19, 2020

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In this bulletin…

  • Kosei Nenkin enrollment inspection powers strengthened with aim to enforce companies’ enrollment obligations;
  • Second supplementary budget worth ¥32 trillion passes in aid of COVID-19 relief;
  • Part-time teacher at one-on-one tutoring cram school goes on strike – “I won’t suffer in silence”;
  • Yamaha English school introduces employment system for teachers;
  • Hotel room cleaning staff unfairly pressured to quit, unable to get paid leave or absence allowance;
  • Woman wins suit as Utsunomiya District Court decides “[firing] cannot be seen as reasonable”;
  • Industrial aaccident compensation after “executive in name only” at building maintenance firm suffered cerebral-hemorrhage after working 143 hours of overtime a month;
  • More people off work than ever before, poverty sneaking up – COVID-19 deals a blow to economy and employment;
  • Situation of COVID-19 bankruptcies;
  • Unemployment doubles to over 20,000 due to COVID-19;

And more!

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(Translated from Japanese)