NON has been featured again on this year's promotional materials for the minimum wage. (Revision of the minimum wage will take place from October 1st, 2021)
※The visuals on this page reflect the minimum wage in Tokyo Prefecture.
【Check out your minimum wage, everyone!】
The local minimum wage, which is determined separately for each prefecture in Japan, will be gradually revised from October 1st, 2021.
Along with this revision, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has featured NON on this year's materials as well. (This is the second consecutive year in which NON has been featured, following the October 2020 revision!)
Posters, leaflets, pamphlets, and other materials will be prepared to inform the public of the revised local minimum wage in each prefecture, and this information will be shared throughout Japan via transit ads and online ads as well.
The posters will be gradually put up at train stations and other places, so don't forget to check them out.
What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage is a system that guarantees a minimum salary (the minimum wage) to all workers regardless of their age and employment type, including students with a side job and those engaged in part-time work. Employers are required to pay their workers the difference between their current salary and the minimum wage in cases where these workers are currently paid less than the minimum wage. Even in cases where an employer and a worker have agreed on a salary that is lower than the minimum wage, this salary will be considered invalid under the Minimum Wage Act, and the employer will be deemed to have stipulated a salary equivalent to the minimum wage. Fines will also be imposed on employers who fail to pay salaries at or above the local minimum wage.
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare's special website on the minimum wage system