Emiko Teranishi, representative of the "Zenkoku Karoshi o Kangaeru Kazoku no Kai" (National association of families considering death by overwork). The system to which she was referring is the contentious "high level professional system" in new labor legislation that would see specialists in certain areas with high incomes exempt from upper limits on working hours.© Mainichi Shimbun
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Employers will become exempt from the responsibility of keeping track of employee working hours, so even if someone dies due to overwork, having the case be certified as a work-related death will be nearly impossible. The number of bereaved families who are suffering hopelessly in silence and are left destitute will only grow.
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