Yamato launches probe into unpaid overtime
the-japan-news.com -- Mar 05
Yamato Holdings Co. has embarked on an investigation into whether about 76,000 employees worked unpaid overtime, it has been learned.

The firm plans to pay any allowances due to employees after confirming the amount of unpaid overtime. The total amount is likely to be as much as tens of billions of yen, according to the company.

Yamato plans to investigate about 54,000 delivery drivers and about 4,000 clerical staff at the offices of Yamato Transport Co., which conducts door-to-door delivery services, and about 18,000 employees working at Yamato Holdings' group companies.

Last August, the Yokohamakita labor standards inspection office issued corrective advisories to a Yamato branch office in Yokohama for violating the Labor Standards Law as it did not pay part of the overtime due to two of its drivers.

News source: the-japan-news.com
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