The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare uses the "employment adjustment subsidy" to provide the leave allowance because non-regular workers who work for major companies that are not covered by the "leave allowance" are consulting one after another if the leave allowance is not paid. We are stepping up our efforts to encourage companies to pay.
The "leave of absence support" is a system that supports people who are not paid the leave allowance even though they have taken a leave of absence due to the influence of the new coronavirus, and 80% of the wages are paid to those who work in small and medium-sized enterprises.
On the other hand, there are a series of consultations that non-regular workers working in large companies that are not covered by this system do not pay leave allowances.
According to the labor union, even if a part-time job working in a shift system at a large company such as a restaurant or a hotel is forced to take a leave of absence due to the influence of the new coronavirus, the working day is fixed because the company has not made a shift. In many cases, there is no legal obligation to pay a leave allowance.
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare is strengthening its efforts to encourage large companies to pay leave allowances by utilizing the "employment adjustment subsidy", and the person in charge of the Labor Bureau visits directly to call for a response.
According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, as of November last year, it was confirmed that at least 25 large companies had not paid the leave allowance.
The "Employment Adjustment Subsidy" is a system that subsidizes leave allowances paid by companies, and the subsidy rate of large companies has been raised to 100% at the maximum in response to this state of emergency.
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare says, "I would like to work politely with companies to protect the lives of workers."