Published On: Wed, Feb 12th, 2020

Papers on H.I.S. sent to prosecutors for overtime

Share This

TOKYO (Jiji Press)—Labor authorities on Wednesday sent papers on H.I.S. Co. and two sales executives at the major travel agency for allegedly forcing two employees to work illegally long hours.

The labor ministry’s Tokyo Labor Bureau turned the papers over to the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office.

H.I.S. and the two officials are suspected of forcing the two employees to work overtime in excess of the limit set under a management-labor agreement between June and September 2015, in violation of the Labor Standards Law.

According to H.I.S., the maximum monthly overtime of the two employees, who worked at offices in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward and Shibuya Ward, respectively, reached 110 to 135 hours.

Since 2014, labor standards inspection offices have ordered the company to take corrective steps five times. The Tokyo bureau apparently took this into consideration before making the latest move.

In July last year, a special bureau team raided the company to investigate work conditions there. The bureau also questioned H.I.S. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Hideo Sawada.

About the Author