Labor Update Bulletin #101 (11/2020)

Dec 12, 2020

In this bulletin…

  • “Equal Pay for Equal Work Bill” submitted jointly by four opposition parties
  • Employment subsidy special measures extended to end of February; daily maximum kept at ¥15,000
  • Exemption from Shakai Hoken premiums during childcare leave expanded to include “2 weeks in the same month”: MHWL
  • LDP Diet caucus proposes raising the “Lump Sum Childbirth Allowance” by ¥40,000
  • Education Minister: “no nationwide school closings, even if emergency declared again”; “Common Test to be held as planned”
  • Nagoya City BoE to pay approx. ¥1.3 million in overtime to 5 part-time public school teachers
  • Yamaha Music School teachers form union, negotiate over compensation for closing
  • Man fired because he “criticized the work conditions” sues for at Kyoto District Court for confirmation of status
  • Impact of COVID-19 on small and mid-size businesses: “fewer employees working dispatched or outsourced”
  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)