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Violations such as illegal long working hours were found in over 5,000 locations last year, accepting non-Japanese technical internships.

Non-Japanese technical intern trainee Accepted violations of record office August 9th, 4:33

Among the business establishments nationwide that accept foreign technical internships, illegal violations such as long working hours were found in over 5,000 places last year, and the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare found that the record number was updated.

The on-site survey of establishments that accept foreign technical intern trainees has been strengthened in response to the expansion of acceptance of foreign personnel, and the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has increased the number of 7334 establishments last year, approximately 1,300 more than the previous year. I investigated.

As a result, the number of establishments where violations were found reached 5160, which is about 70% of the total, and the largest number since 2003 when statistics began.

Of these, violations related to working hours such as long working hours were the highest at 23.3%, followed by violations of safety management at 22.8% and unpaid overtime charges at 14.8%.

Among them, the wages of six technical interns for more than half a year, a total of about 10 million yen was not paid and alleged violations of the Labor Standards Act, for example, that allowed 178 hours of illegal overtime work a month In some cases, the documents were sent out at.

According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, “The business owner does not know the law or prioritizes the profits of the company, which has led to violations. We will continue to deal strictly with malicious incidents.”

Source: nhk

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