China is considering making bosses pay workers for ‘invisible’ overtime, but is it a feasible solution?


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For Jewel Wong, the boundary between life and work disappeared during the COVID-19 pandemic when people began to do their jobs from home. "I couldn't tell what's work and what's life anymore — I'm just working all the time," the secretary from China's southern Guangdong province said. Ms Wong ended up in that position after her former company asked her to keep across more than 50 work-related chat groups on the popular messaging app WeChat — no matter the hour. The extra demands of managing her company's communications around the clock led to work intruding constantly into her personal life....