Labor Update Bulletin #135 (3/2022)

Mar 27, 2022

In this bulletin...

  • Priority measures to be totally lifted in 18 prefectures: zero areas under restrictions, for first time in two months
  • Government: if there is a case in a workplace, etc., “no need to identify close contacts”
  • Illegal overtime at Accenture? 140 hours’ overtime in a month; agreement invalid
  • Appeal hearings begin in schoolteacher’s overtime lawsuit–plaintiff: “demanding voluntary work from teachers is ‘forced labor’”
  • Overtime allowances miscalculated at Ryukyu U.; additional payments made to 1,994 faculty members
  • Harassment at Denso subsidiary: employee commits suicide, family sues company and supervisors
  • Shunto: some companies have decided on pay raises for non-regular workers
  • Number of full-timers down for the first time in 2 years, 4 months: telecom industry numbers fail to grow
  • Shunto responses: many offers more than last year’s; more and more big companies offer whole amount
  • And more!

(Translated from Japanese)