Labor Update Bulletin #97 (10/2020)

Oct 20, 2020

In this bulletin…

  • “Payment limitation period” after voluntary resignation to be shortened from three months to two, starting on October 1, 2020;
  • Discussion begins in earnest in MHWL on introducing “childbirth leave for men”: system to be proposed within the year;
  • “COVID-19 Related Employment Adjustment Subsidy Special Measures to be Extended”
  • Illegal overtime work at half of workplaces, MHWL inspection finds
  • “Put me back to work as soon as possible”, says former teacher at Teikyo Nagaoka H.S. – Niigata District Court rules dismissal invalid
  • Veteran actor files for workers’ compensation: breaks leg during filming, “in reality a worker”
  • School uniforms: slacks to be standard for both boys and girls–Sanyo Junior High School, Himeji
  • Average income of private-sector workers declines last year for the first time in seven years
  • Starting next year, pay raises all to be by evaluation: Toyota union accepts plan
  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)