Monday, May 2, 2011

Supreme Court’s epoch-making decision to recognize nature as worker in the self-employed in terms of Labor Union Act

On April 12, 2011, the Supreme Court issued two landmark rulings to recognize nature as a worker in self-employed individuals in terms of the Labor Union Act. The decisions were for a case of Linux maintenance workers belonging to the All Japan Construction, Transport and General Workers’ Union, and that of a choir member of the New National Theatre, Tokyo belonging to the Musicians Union of Japan. The rulings are very encouraging for many workers who are obliged to work through individual contracting or subcontracting.(photo : Ms. Yaegashi,a member of Musicians Union)


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