TikTok owner Bytedance limits workday to nine hours in blow to 996 culture

TikTok's parent company ByteDance is limiting worker overtime, in an effort to overcome 996 culture, an internal document revealed. — Reuters

ByteDance Ltd ordered its employees to end their day by 7pm, becoming one of the first tech companies in China to officially mandate shorter working hours.

Staff in China should only work from 10am to 7pm on Mondays to Fridays and will need to seek permission to stay beyond those hours at least one day in advance, according to an internal document on Monday that was seen by Bloomberg News. A representative for the TikTok and Douyin owner declined to comment.

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