7-Eleven store hits student with 9,350 yen 'penalty' for missing work due to cold
A 7-Eleven store in Tokyo fined a student worker 9,350 yen as a penalty after she was absent with a cold, prompting action from its parent company, it has been learned.
Seven-Eleven Japan Co. ordered the store in the suburban Tokyo city of Musashino to return the money to the 16-year-old employee on the grounds that its penalty violated Japan's Labor Standards Act.
According to the public relations center for holdings company Seven & i Holdings Co., and other sources, the girl, a part-time worker, was absent for two days due to a cold in the second half of January, missing a total of 10 hours of work. When she received her pay packet, it listed wages of 23,375 yen for 25 hours of work, but contained pay for only 15 hours' work. A handwritten note attached to the pay slip listed a "penalty" of 9,350 yen.
“pay slip”をLDOCEで調べてみると，“a piece of paper that an employee gets every time they are paid, showing the amount they have been paid and the amount that has been taken away in tax”と定義されており，「給与明細」を意味しているとわかりました。この記事では，イギリス英語の“pay slip”が使われていますが，アメリカ英語では“pay stub”となります。(ninetails)