Company Bans Overtime
Friday, December 15, 2006 Posted: 05:22 PM JST
Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd., known for its "Mujirushi Ryohin" brand, under which it designs and manufactures clothes and various other products for wholesale and retail, is in principle to ban overtime after 7 pm. This new step, to be launched in January 2007, is aimed at employees in the headquarters and those whose duties require them to stay in the office after seven; they will now be required to report the reasons for overtime in advance.
The company aims to remove unnecessary steps in the work process and standardize it so that anyone in the office can take over someone else's duties.
Some 400 out of a total of 970 employees working at the headquarters are therefore subject to the new policy. While there are quite a few companies which ban overtime on one day a week, it is rare to ban overtime on all working days.
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