“Working to death in Japan: health warning over ‘no overtime’ law”

If they get the job done quickly, they could leave early or come in later, they say….

Critics charge it would be tough for employees to refuse an offer of switching to the new model, and deride it as the “no overtime pay bill” that would force people to work longer with no extra pay beyond their agreed salary…

The government wants to create a system in which companies don’t have to pay for overtime — it could accelerate deaths from overwork,” he said.  [Koji Morioka, professor emeritus at Kwansei Gakuin University.]


Anyone that knows even the smallest amount about the Japanese work force knows work is never done. These people will never go home early. Also Japan has a group think mentality. Social pressure would make it extremely hard for employees to “refuse” this corrupt offer.

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