Seven-Eleven Japan Fails to Pay 490 M. Yen in Overtime

Economy

Tokyo, Dec. 10 (Jiji Press)--Seven-Eleven Japan Co. has failed to pay at least 490 million yen in overtime for part-time workers at its franchise convenience stores, sources familiar with the matter said Tuesday.

The Seven & i Holdings Co. <3382> unit has had an error in its overtime calculation for such workers for a long time, the sources said.

The company plans to pay the outstanding overtime to affected people, expected to total more than 30,000, the sources said.

At the convenience store chain, franchise owners shoulder personnel costs for their employees, while wage calculation and actual payments are made by Seven-Eleven Japan on their behalf.

In September, a labor standards inspection office found the calculation error which resulted in lower overtime payments than legal standards for certain part-time workers, the sources said.

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