Labor Update Bulletin #106 (02/2021)

Feb 13, 2021

In this bulletin…

  • Special measures for “employment adjustment subsidies”: reduction in stages after lifting of emergency
  • Policy to promote childcare leave: to start in April of 2022
  • “When paying kyugyo teate for COVID-related reasons, refusing payment to non-regular workers is illegal”: government sends notice to large companies
  • Making non-regular workers at large companies eligible for leave support: government says “urgent consideration”
  • Graduate students are “unpaid doctors”: LSIO issues citation to Nippon Medical School
  • Suicide of police Assistant Inspector: “caused by 200 hours’ overtime and harassment”, say family members
  • Of women working part-time, 900,000 will be de facto unemployed–hardship lurks in background
  • Number of non-regular workers declines for first time
  • Kagoshima City to introduce partnership system: aims to start early in fiscal 2021
  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)