Japan has come up with a plan calling for a maximum of 100 overtime hours a month.
This is after a top advertising executive at Dentsu quit in 2016 in response to the suicide of a young employee who regularly logged more than 100 hours of overtime a month.
Yoni Titi Human Capital managing director, Yoni Titi, says overtime working hours should vary for different positions.
Titi says people's health may be put at risk when working long hours.
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