Labor Update Bulletin #95 (09/2020)

Sep 23, 2020

In this bulletin…

  • Special rule extended for employment adjustment subsidy: MHWL;
  • Unemployment insurance “payment limit period” to be shortened to 2 months starting October 1, 2020;
  • Changes to payment amount of workers’ compensation insurance for workers with more than one job;
  • Rules to be made clear to prevent overwork from second and side jobs;
  • Kansai Nama-Kon Union incident: “abuse of arrest power”, “unjust government interference” – a total of 89 arrested, long-term detention of over 600 days. Seeking damages from national government, union officers give their statements;
  • For drivers laid off due to COVID-19, Sendai District Court issues injunction voiding dismissals;
  • “Rotten orange” resignation pressure “illegal”: Otemon Gakuin sued;
  •  64% of teachers at public junior-high schools at or over karoshi line: workloads increase because of COVID-19;
  • Number of dispatch workers decreases by 160,000: June-end “COVID layoffs”?;
  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)