/ Jul 13, 2017

Rengo seeks to amend bill axing white-collar overtime

The country’s largest labor union body urged authorities Thursday to add tougher overwork prevention measures when the government moves forward with plans to introduce a merit-based pay system for highly skilled jobs.Based on the request by the Japanese Trade Union Confederation, known as Rengo, ...

/ Apr 25, 2017

Dentsu may face prosecution for overwork suicide

The labor ministry referred advertising agency Dentsu Inc. and three officials from its offices in Nagoya, Osaka and Kyoto to prosecutors on Tuesday on suspicion of violating the Labor Standards Law by making employees work overtime beyond legal limits.The move came after a 24-year-old ...