Team members in Japan have the following statutory state benefits available: medical, pension, and unemployment.
GitLab does not plan on offering additional private medical or pension benefits at this time due to the government cover.
GitLab will continue to review responses from the Global Benefits Survey as well as budgetary availability with respect to adding supplementary benefits in Japan.
All the Japanese team members will be covered by a statutory benefit known as Social Insurance. This health insurance plan will be managed by the National Health Insurance Association (Zenkoku-Kenkohoken-Kyokai or in short Kyokai Kenpo).
Team members registered to the Social Insurance are also registered with the Employee Pension system. This system provides a pension to members who have worked in Japan at least 25 years from the age of 60 years old. Pension benefits depend form individual career so there is no standard payments.
When a person is unable to work because of injury or sickness, the Health Insurance Scheme provides 60% of the standard monthly remuneration (determined on the basis of the insured person's basic monthly salary/wage) as a sickness or injury benefit from the fourth day, for up to 18 months. In the case of the National Health Insurance Scheme, these benefits are voluntary under the law; in practice, however, most National Health Insurance Associations provide such sickness benefits.
Team members must designate any time off for illness as
Out Sick in PTO by Roots to ensure that annual sick leave entitlement is properly tracked. In the event that a team member is out sick for greater than three consecutive calendar days, the team member must then follow the process with regard to (Communicating Illness-Related Leave)[https://about.gitlab.com/handbook/paid-time-off/#communicating-illness-related-leave].
The statutory entitlement for maternity leave is 14 weeks. The leave must start 6 weeks prior to the scheduled delivery date. During the entire period of maternity leave, the team member is entitled to 2/3 of her base salary, and is covered by social insurance.