South Korea's parliament is putting a lid on what an official there has called its "inhumanely long" work hours, passing a bill that would cut the maximum workweek from 68 hours down to 52. In doing so, it is setting the limit right around where research has shown that health conditions start worsening and productivity starts falling off.
"South Korea Is Dropping Its Maximum Workweek to 52 Hours. There Is No Federal Limit in the United States." is from the March 05, 2018 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jena McGregor and narrated by Sam Scholl.