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(Mar 02, 2008) On January 28, 2008, the Tokyo District Court ordered McDonald's Holdings Co. (Japan) Ltd. to pay 7.55 million yen (US$70,000) in overtime allowance and "additional pay" to a manager at one of its outlets. The court said that a shop manager of a McDonald's in Saitama Prefecture does not qualify as a manager under the Labor Standards Law. The Law stipulates that employers must pay overtime allowances to employees who work more than eight hours a day or 40 hours a week. The regulation is not applied to employees in managerial positions. The court understood that employees in managerial positions must be able to wield significant authority and receive privileged treatment, including higher pay. The court found that the plaintiff neither played such a role for the company nor received better pay. (Akemi Nakamura, McDonald's Told to Pay Overtime to Manager, JAPAN TIMES, Jan. 29, 2008, available at

Author: Sayuri Umeda More by this author
Topic: Labor More on this topic
Jurisdiction: Japan More about this jurisdiction

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Last updated: 03/02/2008