A Japanese court has ordered a restaurant chain and two personnel to pay more than half a million dollars damages to the family of a man who killed himself after being forced to work nearly 200 hours overtime a month. Tokyo District Court said the president of Tokyo-based Sun Challenge, a steak house chain, and another official had been culpable in failing to stop the unidentified employee from working excessive hours. "With only one holiday given to him every several months, the psychological load of prolonged work and power harassment caused his mental disorder," said presiding judge Akira Yamada, according to a Kyodo News report on Tuesday. Yamada ordered the company and its two officials to pay a total of 58 million yen ($510,000) to the parents of the man, who was 24 when he took his own life in November 2010. The employee began working for Sun Challenge in 2007 and was appointed restaurant manager in July 2009. In the seven months before he hanged himself, he had worked an average of 190 hours overtime every month and had taken just two days off. He had also been subjected to physical violence and verbal attacks by his supervisor. The ruling was "epoch-making", a lawyer for the man's parents told Kyodo, noting that unusually in a suicide claim, there had been no finding of comparable negligence on the part of the employee to offset the blame attached to the company. "This is a ruling that encourages workers suffering from prolonged work and power harassment," the lawyer, who was not named, was quoted as saying. Japan's culture of long working hours and unpaid overtime is regularly criticised as a leading cause of mental and physical illness among employees. The term "karoshi", which means "death by overwork", entered the lexicon a few years ago amid a surge in the number of people dying because of stress-related problems, or taking their own lives.
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Cochise County supervisors are holding out on certifying voters' election results, which would help Democrats, and Katie Hobbs is fighting them.
- LA Times
As his father drove from California toward Nevada, repeating prayers while wearing a football helmet, a 12-year-old boy made an emergency call from the passenger seat, telling dispatchers he was concerned about his safety.
A Biden administration official is on leave after they were charged with stealing a Vera Bradley suitcase worth over $2,000 from a Minnesota airport
Sam Brinton, who faces a felony charge, initially told cops they didn't take the bag, but later backtracked and said they "got nervous," police said.
- The State
Clarrissa Winchester died Nov. 9 when she was seven months pregnant. The baby died as well.
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Idaho college murder victim Kaylee Goncalves' father sheds new light on what happened the morning when four students were slaughtered in their beds yards from campus.
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Pregnant woman walks out of Thanksgiving after mother-in-law throws out food: ‘Do not put up with that’
The mother-in-law denied it.
- Business Insider
A former Facebook exec says an employee at a 'large tech company' once complained to the CEO in an all-hands meeting about the quality of company toilet paper
David Marcus tweeted the anecdote on the same day that Twitter CEO Elon Musk told employees they'd be fired if they didn't work "extremely hardcore."
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After Tiger Woods addressed the media Tuesday before his Hero World Challenge, Phil Mickelson took to Twitter to respond to comments.
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Sky 5 captured a Boeing C-17 at Boston's Logan Airport on Tuesday. The large military transport aircraft was developed for the United States Air Force and is typically used to transport equipment ahead of a presidential or VIP visit.
Throughout the duration of his senate campaign, Herschel Walker has claimed that he has deep ties to the state he’s hoping to represent in Washington — Georgia.
The Utah senator responded to the former president's meeting with Kanye West and white supremacist Nick Fuentes.
- Women's Health
Grimes took to IG to post some belated Halloween costume shots, and she posed totally nude to show off her toned abs, legs, and butt. Grimes used to be vegan.
Rhodes numbered among five defendants in the monumental trial surrounding the insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021.
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Alabama won't seek another lethal injection date for an inmate whose September execution had been halted because of problems establishing an intravenous line, according to the terms of a settlement agreement approved on Monday. The state agreed to never use lethal injection again as an execution method to put Alan Eugene Miller to death. Any future effort to execute him will be done by nitrogen hypoxia, an execution method authorized in Alabama but that has never been used to carry out a death sentence in the US.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Stewart Rhodes, founder of the right-wing Oath Keepers militia group, was found guilty on Tuesday of seditious conspiracy for last year's attack on the U.S. Capitol in a failed bid to overturn then-President Donald Trump's 2020 election loss - an important victory for the Justice Department. The verdicts against Rhodes and four co-defendants, after three days of deliberations by the 12-member jury, came in the highest-profile trial so far to emerge from the deadly Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the U.S. Capitol, with other high-profile trials due to begin next month. Rhodes, a Yale Law School-educated former Army paratrooper and disbarred attorney, was accused by prosecutors during an eight-week trial of fomenting a plot to use force to try to block Congress from certifying Democratic President Joe Biden's election victory over Trump, a Republican.
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After the 2020 and 2021 seasons, the Packers had one very specific Aaron Rodgers problem. As the 2022 season works its way toward a conclusion, the Packers have a different kind of Aaron Rodgers problem. Previously, the concern was that Rodgers would retire or try to force his way to a new team. Currently (or, [more]
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The players for both England and Wales took a knee before their final World Cup group game on Tuesday. The teams made the gesture as a sign of solidarity in the fight against discrimination. England and Wales were among seven European nations that had intended to have their captains wear “One Love” armbands in support of inclusivity at the tournament in Qatar.
It's time to audit those fantasy rosters. Jennifer Eakins suggests five players to drop to make room for your Week 13 pickups.
- Sacramento Bee
Emergency officials say ash and Pele’s hair could blanket parts of the island.
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NBC Sports Chicago's predictions for the free agent destinations of top shortstops such as Trea Turner and Carlos Correa as well as Aaron Judge, Willson Contreras and even Jason Heyward.