Jun 28, 2014

Claims for work ills climb

Those who claimed workers' compensation for mental woes linked to their jobs in fiscal 2013 hit a record 1,409, up 152 from a year ago, the labor ministry reveals.

May 23, 2014

Ministry mulls scrapping overtime pay, national cap on working hours

The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry is considering abolishing restrictions on working hours for certain types of high-income employees and scrapping overtime pay, it was learned Friday. The flagrantly ignored labor standards law limits an employee’s working hours to eight hours a day and ...