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South Korean government to employees: Stop working so much

South Korean president Moon Jae-In has endorsed measures to reduce the working hours of his country's citizens. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

With the average South Korean clocking in almost 53 hours per week, lawmakers in the country are taking measures to change their "culture of working overtime."

Earlier this month, parliament passed a bill reducing the cap on workweek hours to 52, down from 68. The government in Seoul, the nation's capital, has even announced that it will soon begin to shut down the computers of civil servants at 8pm on Fridays, forcing them to go home.

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