Labor Update Bulletin #104 (01/2021)

Jan 23, 2021

In this bulletin…

  • Employment adjustment subsidies: ¥2.5 trillion paid to 2.1 million recipients
  • List of public benefits for living support, including COVID-19 related
  • For pregnant women taking time off, requirement of consideration extended through January of 2022–COVID infection fears
  • Large companies to see maximum subsidy rate raised to 100%–employment adjustment subsidy special measures
  • “Points for Attention Concerning Response to COVID-19 in Elementary, Junior High and High Schools with Reference to the Emergency Declaration Based on the Novel Influenza and Other Diseases Special Measures Act (Notice)”, Jan. 8, 2021 – MHWL
  • “We are just disposable pawns”: Eight employees of Fuji Soba file for a labor tribunal seeking back-payment of overtime
  • 38% of LGBT people have experienced sexual victimization: 10,000 people surveyed
  • Leave payments given to only 30% of women working part-time, half as many as full-timers; many go unpaid
  • Public high-school application forms in 41 prefectures abolish “sex”: “unrelated to selection process”
  • Part-timers, etc., account for half of “COVID layoffs”: MHWL statistics make size of impact clear
  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)