Obligation to work
International comparisonsThere are many innovative labor activities all over the world.
Here are some of them.
GermanyIn Germany, working more than 10 hours a day is prohibited by law.
If you force an employee to work more than 10 hours a day, or if you discover that you were forced to work on a weekend, you have to pay up to € 1,500 (¥2,250,000 in Japanese yen).
Despite the shorter working hours than Japan, Germany has higher labor productivity.
ThailandIn Thailand, going to work with children is commonplace.
So many people there are taking action to promote the labor of women.
BrazilBrazil has a system called “earned vacation time.”
The number of vacation days is determined according to the number of absentee days in a year, and it is necessary to take vacations for up to 30 consecutive days.
In fact, it is said that Brazil is the country where work style reform is most advanced.
AmericaIn the United States, a work style called flexible work has been introduced.
Flexible work is a work style that gives you more freedom in working hours, places, and vacations.
EnglandIn the UK, a work style called compressed hours have been introduced.
The compressed hours are systems that reduce the number of working days instead of increasing the working hours per day.
They have also widely introduced "flexible work" which is popular in the United States.
SwedenIn Sweden, the acquisition of childcare leave is very advanced.
A total of 480 days of childcare leave can be taken by partner men and women.
One of them must take 90 days off.
Thanks to this system, the rate of taking childcare leave for both men and women exceeds 90%.
Also, the graph of the labor force participation rate by age of women in Sweden continues to increase without decreasing around the 30s.
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・Various activities which relate to work are being made all over the world, and the working environment in the world is improving steadily.