Labor Update Bulletin #128 (12/2021)

Dec 17, 2021

In this bulletin…

  • Estimate says \1.3 trillion reserve can be secured: support systems may continue
  • “Guide to Amended Points of the Family and Childcare Leave Act, to Take Effect in Three Stages Starting on April 1, Reiwa 4 [2022]” MHWL
  • Employment insurance premium to be raised next year: funds drying up due to COVID-19–gov’t.
  • LDP decides general outline for next years tax amendments: “wage-raise tax system” etc.
  • Unemployment benefits for those whose own businesses fail: period to be extendable up to four years
  • 870 million in overtime unpaid: LSIO citations for 18 national universities
  • “We are a platform”, insists Uber management to Tokyo Labor Commission
  • Panasonic apologizes for “take-home overtime” work, settles with family of employee who committed suicide: Toyama
  • “Percentage pay is not overtime pay”: verdict orders taxi company to pay \105 million
  • Total population down by 0.7%, to 126.14 million; foreign residents number 2.74 million, a new high record–2020 national census final figures
  • Tokyo to introduce same-sex partner system within fiscal 2022, announces Governor Koike
  • Uber drivers equivalent to employees, says new EU bill: guaranteed minimum wage, paid holidays
  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)