Are you Prepared for the Mandatory Anti-Harassment Measures?

Power harassment prevention measures will become mandatory for small and medium-sized enterprises starting from April 1, 2022.

The Power Harassment Prevention Act (Revised Act on Comprehensive Promotion of Labor Measures) came into effect on June 1, 2020. It will finally become mandatory for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from April 1, 2022. The recent increase in telework has also had an impact, and issues such as “lack of communication” and “lack of understanding of harassment (managers)” have been cited as some of the challenges faced by employees. Possible countermeasures include revitalization of communication and implementation of training programs for managers.

For more details, please refer to the following link (in Japanese only).

Power Harassment Prevention Measures based on the Law for Comprehensive Promotion of Labor Policies will become mandatory for small and medium-sized enterprises.

Revised Child Care and Family Care Leave Act needs to be enforced.

Major Changes in the Childcare Leave System shall be implemented, and the revised Child Care and Family Care Leave Law will come into effect from April 1, 2022.

From April 1, 2022, the revision will require companies to provide workers with information on the company’s childcare leave system and to confirm their intention to take the leave. The requirements to take the childcare leave will be relaxed for part-time workers and others who are not eligible due to their fixed-term employment contracts with the company. In addition, there will be a new ‘Father’s Paternity Leave’ program starting from October 1, 2022.

It will be necessary to revise the Childcare and Nursing Care Regulations and prepare explanatory materials.

For more details, please refer to the following links (in Japanese only).

Child Care and Nursing Care Leave Law: Guide to Revised Points

Child Care and Nursing Care Leave Law: Explanation of the 2021 Amendments

To discuss the Anti-Harassment Measures and Revisions to Child Care & Nursing Care Leave that will come into effect from April 1, 2022, the HLS Global team will be holding an online seminar.

Please find the seminar registration details as below.

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Date and Time : Tuesday, March 29, 2022 ; 13:30~14:15 

Registration Link : Please click here to register for this online seminar

Date and Time : Thursday, April 7, 2022 ; 13:30~14:15 

Registration Link : Please click here to register for this online seminar

* Please note that this seminar will be conducted in Japanese language.

* The content for both the online seminars will be the same.

After the registration has been successfully completed, you will receive an email about the confirmation and details on how to join this online seminar.

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