Tag: Overtime

The Richest Man in China Is Wrong. 12-Hour Days Are No ‘Blessing.’

Jack Ma, the richest man in China and founder of the e-commerce company Alibaba, is a big fan of extreme overwork. He recently praised China’s “996” practice, so called because it refers to those who put in 12-hour days — 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. — six days a week. This “is not a problem,” […]

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Labor Department Seeks to Make More Eligible for Overtime

The Labor Department is proposing to expand overtime eligibility to include most salaried workers earning less than about $35,000 a year. The new threshold would be substantially higher than the current level of about $23,700, but would cover fewer workers than an Obama administration initiative that was thrown out by a federal judge. Under the […]

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Subaru’s Sales Success Comes With a Big Side of Trouble

Subaru’s sales in the United States effectively tripled in the past decade, making it the most important market for the brand by a wide margin. However, the automaker has had to expend quite a bit of energy in its home country of Japan to address recalls and regulatory scandals over the last few years. While the […]

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What Is Hungary’s ‘Slave Law,’ and Why Has It Provoked Opposition?

LONDON — Viktor Orban, the far-right prime minister of Hungary, has been confronted by an unusually persistent wave of street protests after pushing through a bill this month that could require workers to put in up to 400 hours of overtime — a measure that opponents call a “slave law.” About 5,000 demonstrators took to […]

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