Labor Update Bulletin #115 (06/2021)

Jul 1, 2021

In this bulletin…

  • Application deadline for kyugyo shienkin extended to end of July: MHWL
  • In regard to special measures for employment adjustment subsidies, etc., in July and after: MHWL
  • ILO treaty banning forced labor to be ratified: law amendment set to pass
  • Part-timers and new employees to be eligible for parental leave: amended Family and Childcare Leave Act passes
  • “Guide to Amended Points of the Family and Childcare Leave Act”–MHWL
  • Post office workers sue Japan Post: “changing clothes is work time”
  • Kawai Juku fires teacher; Central Labor Commission says “unfair” and orders relief
  • “Unfair dismissal”: former part-time lecturer sues for confirmation of status
  • Biggest drop ever in overtime hours; total wages down for first time in eight years
  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)