Labor Update Bulletin #110 (04/2021)

Apr 23, 2021

In this bulletin…

  • Documents for first “Review Meeting on Employment Measures for Foreign Nationals” (held online): MHWL Employment Security Bureau
  • May and June Employment Adjustment Subsidies, etc./Leave Support Funds, etc.
  • Summary of “amended Elderly Persons Employment Stabilization Act”, taking effect from April 1, 2021
  • Application limit for Leave Support Funds extended to end of May: MHWL
  • Government issues guidelines to protect freelancers: applicability of Anti-Monopoly Act clearly indicated
  • Invalid to terminate high-school teacher’s contract right before switch to unlimited term–Tokyo District Court
  • Firing for not wearing a mask “illegal”–KDDI subsidiary to be sued
  • Non-regular civil servants still struggle: despite getting allowance, base pay is cut and employment limited–Hokkaido
  • Employment system changing in April: “Equal Pay for Equal Work” extended to smaller companies; duty of effort to employ until 70
  • Okinawa’s first “sexual diversity ordinance” passes in Urasoe: discrimination banned, couples recognized
  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)