How are hours worked and wages affected by labor regulations?: -The white-collar exemption and 'name-only managers' in Japan
AbstractThis paper examines whether overtime regulations have a significant impact on the hours worked and hourly wages, by focusing on so-called name-only managers in Japan. The term name-only manager refers to an employee who has essentially the same job description as other employees, but who is designated by the company as a manager to exempt them from overtime regulations. As the name implies, the only difference between those managers and other employees is in the applicable regulations on working time. Using longitudinal data, our main results from matching estimation indicate no significant difference in hourly wage or hours worked between the two groups. This implies that name-only managers’ base salaries are sufficiently higher to compensate for the loss of overtime pay, which supports the fixed-job model.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo in its series ISS Discussion Paper Series (series F) with number f147.
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work hours; fixed-job model; fixed-wage model; employment protection; white-collar exemption;
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- Sachiko Kuroda & Isamu Yamamoto, 2009. "How are hours worked and wages affected by labor regulations?: The white-collar exemption and 'name-only managers' in Japan," Keio/Kyoto Joint Global COE Discussion Paper Series 2009-008, Keio/Kyoto Joint Global COE Program.
- KURODA Sachiko & YAMAMOTO Isamu, 2009. "How are Hours Worked and Wages Affected by Labor Regulations?: The white-collar exemption and 'name-only managers' in Japan," Discussion papers 09031, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI).
- J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
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