South Korea plans more flexible overtime rules, hoping to shore up a fertility rates | DW News

More than 18% of South Koreans worked more than 50 hours a week in the world’s 10th-largest economy in 2021, according to unpublished data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The South Korean government is set to announce a labor reform bill next month which it hopes will give some flexibility to its workforce and help people like Park. But not many are convinced that their work-life balance will change for the better.


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