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2011年3月31日 木曜日

Employment Adjustment Subsidy for damage of the Great Tohoku Earthquake

Utilization of the Employment Adjustment Subsidy/ Immediate Employment Security Subsidy for SMEs due to the damage of the Great Tohoku Earthquake


Financial assistance is provided to enterprises that have been forced to cut production and downsize their operations due to declined profitability as a result of the economic factors.
The subsidy is designed to partially fund the costs incurred by these enterprises for providing employees
with allowances or wages associated with temporary leave.


Based on the March 18, 2011 announcement from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, financial assistance can now be received if an enterprise is forced to cut production or downsize its operations as a result of economic factors due to the Great Tohoku Earthquake.


1.In instances when an enterprise is forced to cut production or downsize operations because breakdowns in transportation makes it impossible for employees to report to work,the enterprise to receive raw materials or to deliver products or merchandise or for customers to make it to the place of business, etc.


2. In instances when production volume has decreased because it is impossible to quickly restart operations due to difficulties in arranging for part procurement or repair companies to repair damaged office space or equipment.


3. In instances when sales of produce or tourist visits have declined due to harmful rumors even after legal restrictions such as evacuation instructions have been lifted.


4. In instances when an enterprise is forced to cut production or downsize operations due to rolling blackouts.


It isn't subject to this subsidy if the immediate reasons (*1) of business reduction were due to the Great Tohoku Earthquake, because such reasons don't correspond to "the economic factors".
(*1) Reasons due to legal restrictions such as evacuation recommendations or evacuation instructions, etc.

An employer that is already using an employment adjustment subsidy can also use this subsidy if it has had to uspend operations due to damage received as a result of the Great Tohoku Earthquake.

(1) Main requirements for payment

1. The sales or production volume over the last three months has declined compared with the previous three-month period or on a year-on-year basis.


2. The enterprises already enrolled in Employment Insurance.


3. With regard to the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), ordinary income in the previous fiscal year was in the red (not required when the production volume has declined by 5% or more).


(2) Amount of subsidy

1) For leave of absence
When the employer paid leave allowance to each worker during the period of absence from work, subsidy which applied the following rates to the amount of leave allowance(*2) will be provided.


1. Large Corporations: 2/3 (3/4) (*3)
2. SMEs : 4/5 (9/10) (*3)



(*2) In the event of an absence from work for reasons attributable to the employer,

the employer shall pay an allowance equal to at least 60 percent of the worker's average wage to each worker concerned during the period of absence from work.


(*3) ( )= When certain conditions are met, such as the employer has yet to furlough employees, etc.


 Upper limit : Up to 7,505yen a day per employee
 Maximum number of days covered by the subsidy: 300 days for 3 years



2) For training
An additional 3,000 yen is paid per person, per day to a company that provides training.


(3) Special conditions for business enterprises located in regions applicable to the Disaster Relief Act among Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima and Ibaragi (http://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/houdou/2r98520000014j2y.html

The following conditions will be applied until June 16th, 2011.

1. Plans to suspension of operations and the like submitted after the fact will only receive retroactive consideration for dates as far back as March 11, 2011.
2. If sales or production volume over the last one month has declined compared with the previous one-month period or on a year-on-year basis, such an enterprise is subject to this subsidy.



If you would like to receive this subsidy, please apply to the Labor Bureau or the Public Employment Security Office in charge of the district in which your office is located. For further information, please send e-mail to the following address.



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MASHR CONSULTING Co., Ltd.
In charge: Yumiko Kamioka
Labor and Social Security Attorney
E-mail: mashr-hr@mashr.co.jp
Website: http://www.mashr.co.jp
Address: 24-8-405 Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-city,
Kanagawa zip. 231-0023
TEL:   045-212-0681
FAX:   045-212-0682
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