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Follow Japan’s Lead and Force America to Take a Vacation

Japan, where 22 percent of workers labor over 49 hours a week, is contemplating a law to force employees to use vacation time. In the United States, that percentage is 16, and we are only second to Japan in leaving unused vacation days. Kerri Anne Renzulli argues for Money that the US should follow Japan’s lead. Her main reason for this is because, while Japan is starting to use more vacation days, the US is trending in the opposite direction. One study found that 61 percent of Americans are still logging in to do more work at times when they should not be working. For more details on how we are working ourselves to death, you can read the full article here: http://time.com/money/3698791/japan-workers-vacation/

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