South Korea proposes doubling working week to more than 90 hours
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Shani Alexander
Shani Alexander, Senior reporter

South Korea’s government plans to revise the nation’s strict 52-hour working week limit in a bid to give employers and workers more flexibility post-covid.

The move could result in working hours rising to more than 90 hours per week for some employees, even as many countries study the feasibility of a four-day week to provide workers with an improved work-life balance.