80% of 'black companies' guilty of illegal business practices, survey finds
Of the 5,111 companies surveyed, 4,189 or 82% were flagged for violations, Fuji TV reported. The ministry said it surveyed companies with a high turnover rate of young employees, in collaboration with Hello Work government employment offices.
According to a ministry spokesman, the survey revealed that a high percentage of young people were leaving the work force due to excessively high unpaid overtime work, Fuji reported. In some cases, employees reported being forced to work 100 hours of overtime a month, the survey revealed.