Labor Update Bulletin #90 (06/2020)

Jul 14, 2020

In this bulletin…

  • For self-reporting system for work hours in second and side jobs, companies not to be held responsible;
  • Expansion of workers’compensation enrollment for freelancers under consideration;
  • “Give us back our classes!” – major yoga studio instructors’ union demands compensation;
  • Over 10% of registered childcare facilities gave no compensation to non-regular staff for coronavirus furloughs;
  • Non-prosecution in karoshi case judged “inappropriate” by Kobe #2 Committee for the Inquest of Prosecution;
  • Tokyo District Court verdict orders limousine company to pay all ¥14.54 million of unpaid overtime: “modified work hours system” at issue;
  • June Reuters survey: over 50% have had pay or employment cut because of COVID-19;
  • 900 pairs gain official recognition in “partnership system”: rapid increase in numbers of sexual minority couples;
  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)