Labor Update Bulletin #96 (09/2020)

Sep 23, 2020

In this bulletin…

  • “Corporate Enterprise Statistics Survey, Apr.-Jun. Reiwa 2 [2020]: Assets, Liabilities, Etc.” (Finance Ministry publication) shows unprecedented 8.3% decrease in total employee pay compared to same period of previous year;
  • National overview of minimum wages by prefecture: MHWL;
  • “Equal Employment Opportunity Act, Family and Child Care Leave Act, and General Promotion of Labor Measures Act all apply to dispatch recipients too”: MHWL pamphlet;
  • Matsuyama U. professors sue for unpaid overtime;
  • “Fake voluntary resignations” because of COVID-19: series of consultations from foreign technical interns;
  • Workers’ compensation granted at production company in TV Tokyo group: 48 days of work in a row causes adjustment disorder;
  • Marriage bonus for same-sex couples too: Tottori Prefecture staff benefits;
  • Just under 40% of local government workers non-regular (part-time etc.): Jichiro survey shows increase over 4 years ago;
  • Large increase in suicides: over 1,800 in August;
  • Hirosaki City considers adopting “Partner System” for sexual minorities – first in Tohoku;
  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)