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Diet enacts key labor reform to reduce overtime, but some workers exempted働き方改革法が成立

Relatives of karoshi (death from overwork) victims watch as the Diet enacts a labor reform bill on June 29.© KYODO
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The government says the reform, which includes an “equal work, equal pay” measure, will increase wages for non-regular workers ― such as part-timers and temporary workers ― while enabling more flexible working arrangements.

The legal package caps overtime at 360 hours annually, although there are exemptions to this cap. Some white-collar “specialist” workers earning more than ¥10.75 million per year are exempted from the work hour regulations.

Opposition lawmakers are fiercely critical, saying the changes will exacerbate the deeply ingrained problem of karoshi (death from overwork).

However, the passage is a much-needed legislative win for Abe, who said the changes will “create diversity in the way people work.”(The Japan Times)

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