Labor Update Bulletin #99 (10/2020)

Nov 10, 2020

In this bulletin…

  • Double-income households increase 1.6 times over 30 years of Heisei -report urges employment in order to secure labor force;
  • Starting on January 1, Reiwa 3 [2021], “Sick/injured child care leave” and “elder-care leave” will be able to be taken by the hour;
  • Increase in lump-sum birth benefit considered;
  • “Reiwa 2 [2020] Survey of Private-Sector Salaries by Occupation”: NPA;
  • Employment subsidy special measures to continue next year; third budget over ¥10 trillion: gov’t., LDP;
  • Companies’ internal reserves at ¥475 trillion, setting new record for the eighth year in a row: end of fiscal 2019;
  • Forced resignation “illegal”: Utsunomiya District Court orders Tobu Bus Nikko to pay compensation;
  • Dismissed from job at welfare facility after forming union – dismissal judged invalid;
  • Labor law violations at more than seven in ten of foreign technical interns’ workplaces;
  • “Results of Correction of Unpaid Overtime through Guidance and Direction (Heisei 31/Reiwa 1 [2019])” – MHWL Labor Standards Bureau Supervision Office
  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)