Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Japan eyes unemployment insurance for freelancers

The Japanese government will work with major private insurers to create unemployment insurance for freelance workers, aiming to support the growing number of people in unconventional work arrangements. Advances in information technology have swelled the ranks of freelancers around the world. In Japan, many freelance in fields including system development, web design and translation. But individuals not working as full-fledged company employees tend to receive little in the way of benefits.The government seeks to change this. It will develop polices in cooperation with nonlife insurers to ensure that freelancers have income between jobs or when taking time off to care for children. Individuals would also qualify for up to 50% off on premiums by joining a national... Read More