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Support System for Work-Life Balance

Item Fujikura Programs and Initiatives
Law for Measures to Support the Development of the Next Generation and our Action Plan 2016, 2nd acquisition of "Kurumin" certification.
Act to Advance Women’s Success in Their
Working Life and our Action Plan
March 2017, acquisition of the highest level (3 stars) of "Eruboshi" certification by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. Given to businesses in recognition of their support for the advancement of women.
Item Fujikura Programs and Initiatives
Childbirth/
Childcare
Childcare Leave Period Until child is 3 years of age.
Childcare Leave Usage Can be reapplied when the father applies within 8 weeks following birth of child.
Salary during Childcare Leave Non-paid.
Bonuses partly deducted and paid.
Period for Short Working Hours System Until child finishes Grade 3 of elementary school (until 10 years of age)
Period for Short Working Hours /
Change in Working Hours
Change to short working hours / work start and end periods permitted once annually in accordance to changes in family situation.
Childcare Period At least 30 minutes twice a day until child is 1 year of age, with paid salary.
Overtime Work and Holiday Work Exemption Until child finishes Grade 3 of elementary school (until 10 years of age).
Restrictions on Overtime Work Until child finishes Grade 3 of elementary school (until 10 years of age).
Restrictions on Late Night Work Same as above; not applicable if there is a cohabitant 16 years of age. or older.
Nursing Care Leave Five days for each child until the beginning of elementary school enrollment;
10 days if 2 children or more; can be set as non-paid.
Promotion of Childcare Leave
Use by Fathers
Three days allowed within a week after childbirth.
Expense Support The points are doubled for the Childcare Support Service’s cafeteria plan.
Expectant Mothers Support Maternity and
Childbirth Leave
6 weeks before childbirth; 8 weeks after childbirth.
Other Equal Employment Opportunity Law; Maternal hospital visitation leave.
1. Once every four weeks until the 23rd week of pregnancy.
2. Once every two weeks from the 24th to 35th week of pregnancy.
3. Once a week from the 36th week of pregnancy to childbirth.
Career Formation Support
(Distance Education)
Distance education available during childcare leave for free.
(On condition of completion of the course with excellent)
Career Formation Support
(Interview with those on Childcare Leave)
Encourage distance education during childcare leave.
(Can be taken for free)
Support for Smooth Return to Work
(Provision of company information)
-Intranet browsing available for employees taking childcare leave.
-In-house bulletin also delivered to the home of employees taking childcare leave.
-During childcare leave, approval for sessions with supervisors/confirmation on current workplace situations held.
Implementation of a Re-employment System Job return system
(Re-employment system aimed at helping those who retired unavoidably due to childbirth/childcare circumstances)
Item Fujikura Programs and Initiatives
Family Care Caregiving Leave Period and Usage Total of one year per individual family member, once per occurence of conditions necessitating nursing care arise.
Work Hour Reduction Total of one year per individual family member.
Exemptions on Overtime Work Total of one year per individual family member.
Restrictions on Overtime Work Depending on the application, exemptions from overtime for over 24 hours in one month or 150 hours in one year.
Restrictions on Late Night Work Period greater than 1 month up to 6 months per request with no limit on number of requests.
Not applicable if there is a cohabitant 16 years of age or older.
Caregiving Leave Five days for each family member or 10 days for 2 or more family members requiring caregiving.
Expense Support The points are doubled for the Family Care Support Service’s cafeteria plan.
Use of Retention Leave for Caregiving Retention leave usable during caregiving leave, with a 50-day limit.
Item Fujikura Programs and Initiatives
Review of Working Styles Promotion of Paid Vacation use Two days annually as universal fixed days for paid vacation use.
Higher Usage of Half-Day Paid Leave Twenty days (40 half-days) permitted for half-day usage during the annual period for paid leave calculation.
Reduction of Total Actual Working Hours We are implementing plans to reduce total hours worked through the establishment of the "Fujikura Group Work Hour Optimization Guidelines," and reevaluating the special clauses of 36 Agreements.
Telework Telecommuting: Implementation of telecommuting (work-from-home) trials. Preparing for official introduction.
Special Leave for Long Service
(My Holiday System)
Five consecutive days can be taken for five years of service (10 days for 30 years of continuous employment).
Flextime Work Recognition of flexible working style fixed to core time (10 AM to 3 PM) and flexible time (7 AM to 10 AM, 3 PM to 7 PM).
Super Flextime Recognition of “core time”-less flextime, depending on actual situation within department.
Refreshment Leave Three consecutive days of holiday allowed for purpose of refreshment, etc.
Flexible Work Hours System entrusting work hours to the set by individuals for those involved in research and development, etc.
Volunteer Leave Allow use of leave within retention leave (system allowing accumulation of effective paid vacation by up to 100 days) for volunteering and services to the community.
Item Fujikura Programs and Initiatives
Education
and
Awareness
Improved Awareness of Working Conditions during and Following Childcare Leave Interviews conducted before commencement of childcare leave; explanation of related systems.
Training and Awareness of Systems and Statutory Benefits Creation and publication of handbook for childbirth and caregiving.
  • "Retention leave" refers to a system in which employees can accumulate a maximum of 100 days of regular leave that will expire in the current annual leave period; the accumulation can occur from two years ago and will be carried over. This leave may be used in certain situations in adherence to the regulations, including volunteer participation, family caregiving, and during a period in which the employee recovers from illness.

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