Jan 9, 2016

Italy bottle cap tycoon leaves workers €1.5 million in will

Workers at an Italian factory were delighted by an unexpected Christmas bonus, receiving checks for thousands of euros bequeathed to them by their late boss who died in June, reports said Saturday. Piero Macchi, the founder of Enoplastic, which produces screw caps, synthetic corks ...

Dec 4, 2015

Salaries rose 0.7% in October but bonuses expected to lag

Salaries grew 0.7 percent in October from the previous year to an average of ¥266,309, the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry said in a preliminary report Friday. The fourth consecutive month of salary growth reflects the pay-scale hike decided at this year’s shunto spring ...

Aug 25, 2015

Japan's minimum hourly wage raised by ¥18 for fiscal 2015

The minimum hourly wage in Japan for fiscal 2015, which started in April, was raised by ¥18 from the previous year to ¥798 on average, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said Monday. This marked the fourth straight year of double-digit gain and ...