Court Fines Dentsu Just $4,400 in Excessive Overtime Suicide Case

Rules holding company violated Japanese labor laws

Dentsu agreed to pay $4,400 for violating Japan's labor laws, which led to the suicide of a 24-year-old employee Getty Images

Dentsu Inc., one of the largest global ad agency holding groups, today was fined a mere 500,000 yen (approximately $4,400) for violating Japan’s labor laws, violations that purportedly culminated in the suicide of a 24-year-old employee.

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@kitten_mouse Lindsay Rittenhouse is a staff writer at Adweek, where she specializes in covering the world of agencies and their clients.