Labor Update Bulletin #122 (09/2021)

Oct 2, 2021

In this bulletin…

  • l  Workers’ comp. criteria revised for first time in 20 years: brain, heart conditions–starting Sep. 15l
  •  Extensions to applicable period and application deadlines for COVID-19 Leave Support and Benefit Payments
  • Fuji Soba’s firing of union officials riled “invalid”; fraudulent receipt of Employment Adjustment Subsidy found, money returned
  • Part-time lecturers at Osaka U. call for “direct employment” if put in charge of classes: MEXT investigates
  • Toyota employee’s suicide ruled work-related: depression caused by demanding tasks and harassment–Nagoya Superior Court
  • 24.5% say “standard of living declined” due to COVID: survey
  • Racial disparity remains in U.S. unemployment rate; the rate for African-Americans worsens to 8.8%–August employment statistics
  • Uber drivers are not independent contractors, but employees says Dutch court
  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)