Japan anti-trust watchdog may stop convenience chains from imposing 24-hour opening on franchises

The Fair Trade Commission is considering preventing convenience store operators from forcing franchise owners to run their outlets 24 hours a day, sources close to the matter said Wednesday.

Operators unilaterally rejecting franchise holders’ requests to review their business hours to cope with severe labor shortages would be an example of a case subject to the new regulations, the sources said.

Source:
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/04/24/business/japan-anti-trust-watchdog-may-stop-convenience-chains-imposing-24-hour-opening-franchises/?hootPostID=e435638641b18d98ff7e2b172f1cfb81&fbclid=IwAR0YbxyYHwnEHh8A55lYN8CuoFpHX_mKtVOpUV0CJL2HsKF7vU-xQnrY8B8#.XMZxMmgzaUm

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