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Samsung to introduce 10-minute overtime pay

Change from 2-hour increments designed to prevent workers from staying late

Samsung workers appear optimistic that getting paid for overtime in 10-minute chunks will increase their take-home. (Courtesy of Samsung Electronics)
Samsung workers may be in line for greater take-home pay now that overtime will be divided into 10-minute chunks. (Courtesy of Samsung Electronics)

SEOUL -- Samsung Electronics will start paying employees for overtime work in 10-minute increments next month, a move expected to increase take-home pay for many staff as the conglomerate works to please the growth-minded Moon Jae-in administration.

The company currently pays overtime in 2-hour increments. The change will coincide with a lowering of the national cap on working hours to 52 per week including overtime from 68 under a revised labor standards law, in response to which Samsung will also give employees more flexibility in setting their schedules.

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