Tecmo settles Team Ninja unpaid overtime case

Company announces "judicial settlement" for JPY 8.3 million lawsuit

Tecmo has revealed that a "judicial settlement" has been reached in a case made against the company by two members of Team Ninja over unpaid overtime.

The JPY 8.3 million (USD 76 thousand) lawsuit was filed earlier this year in the Tokyo District Court. The plaintiffs, representing 300 Tecmo employees, claimed they were illegally placed in a "flexible hours" work scheme, apparently leaving the company free to not pay overtime, and demanded payment for over 100 hours per month of unpaid work.

Tecmo has now issued a statement, translated by Kotaku, revealing that a settlement has been reached but offers no further detail.

"On July 16th, two of our employees brought suit against our company regarding unpaid overtime in the Tokyo District Court and presented a proposed settlement," the statement read. "On September 1, 2008, a judicial settlement was reached."

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