What Happens When Companies Ignore Working Hour Thresholds? Case Studies And Consequences

Companies are constantly striving to achieve growth and success. However, some businesses tend to push their employees too hard, with an emphasis on long working hours, leading to a disregard for working hour thresholds. This can lead to a variety of negative consequences for both employees and employers.

In this blog post, we’ll examine six case studies that demonstrate the consequences of ignoring working hour thresholds, and discuss the lessons that can be learned from each case.

The Nationwide Hours Worked Study

In a recent hours worked study nationwide, researchers found that companies that ignored working hour thresholds experienced higher employee turnover rates and decreased productivity.

This study demonstrated the importance of setting and respecting boundaries for employees to ensure their well-being and to maintain a healthy work-life balance. Companies that ignored these findings and continued to overwork their employees saw a decline in overall performance, ultimately impacting their bottom line.

The Tech Startup Burnout Epidemic

The tech industry is notorious for its grueling work culture, with many startups pushing their employees to work beyond reasonable limits. In one instance, a high-profile tech startup that ignored working hour thresholds and encouraged employees to work long hours and weekends found itself facing high levels of burnout and disengagement.

This resulted in a mass exodus of key talent, forcing the company to rebuild its workforce and reevaluate its approach to employee well-being.

The Retail Giant’s Costly Mistake

A well-known retail giant made headlines when it was discovered that they were systematically violating working hour thresholds, forcing employees to work overtime without proper compensation.

This led to a class-action lawsuit, which cost the company millions of dollars in damages and legal fees. The negative publicity associated with the case tarnished the company’s reputation, and they faced a significant decrease in consumer trust and sales.

The Manufacturing Industry’s Wake-Up Call

In a manufacturing facility that operated 24/7, management disregarded working hour thresholds, leading to excessive overtime and extreme fatigue among employees. This resulted in a tragic accident where an employee, who had been working long hours for an extended period, fell asleep at his station and suffered a fatal injury.

The incident led to an investigation that uncovered widespread disregard for working hour thresholds throughout the facility. The company faced severe financial and legal repercussions and had to reevaluate its approach to employee safety and working hours.

The Financial Sector’s Productivity Paradox

A major financial institution ignored working hour thresholds in an attempt to boost productivity and profits. Employees were expected to be available around the clock, leading to high levels of stress and burnout.

Instead of increased productivity, the company found that the quality of work declined as employees struggled to maintain focus and energy. The company was forced to reevaluate its expectations and implement measures to ensure employees could maintain a healthier work-life balance.

The Healthcare Sector’s Quality Of Care Dilemma

The healthcare sector is known for its demanding work schedules, often pushing medical professionals to work extended hours. In one case, a hospital ignored working hour thresholds, resulting in medical staff working long shifts with minimal breaks. Over time, this led to a decline in the quality of patient care, as fatigued and overworked professionals made avoidable mistakes, misdiagnoses, and experienced decreased empathy.

The situation came to light when the hospital experienced a rise in patient complaints and adverse outcomes. The hospital was forced to reassess its staffing policies and implement changes to ensure that healthcare professionals were not overburdened, ultimately improving the quality of care provided to patients.

This case study highlights the importance of respecting working hour thresholds, not only for employee well-being but also for the well-being of the patients relying on these medical professionals for care.


The case studies discussed in this blog post demonstrate the severe consequences that can result from companies ignoring working hour thresholds. By pushing employees beyond their limits, businesses risk decreased productivity, high turnover rates, damaged reputations, and even legal ramifications. These examples serve as a reminder that respecting employee well-being and maintaining a healthy work-life balance is crucial for the long-term success of any organization.

You’ve Been Bitten by a Dog. Now What?

Most dogs are lovable, fluffy creatures you’ll find wandering through your neighborhood or in the local park. However, not all dogs are friendly, and some can even turn violent. Getting bitten by a dog is a traumatic and dangerous experience. When you have only viewed the animal as a pet, it can be confusing to determine a course of action after an attack.

Depending on the circumstances of the incident, what compensation you’re entitled to will vary. Keep reading for further insight into the legal process, advice on building your case, and preventative steps for future attacks.

Getting a Lawyer

If you have been attacked by a dog, you may be entitled to legal compensation. However, it’s essential to make sure the attorney you decide to press charges with has experience representing clients who suffered from an animal attack. Once you find a suitable lawyer to represent you, check to ensure your case is eligible for compensation.

When determining if you’re entitled to anything, consider if you’ve experienced these effects:

  • Severe injuries
  • Medical bills from the incident
  • Psychological damage
  • Unable to work

Essentially, if you’ve been impeded in any way by an attack, hiring representation is likely the best course of action to ensure you get proper retribution. A severe injury can dramatically impact your life, whether at work or psychologically.

Building Your Case

The first thing you should do immediately following an attack is to seek medical attention. Dogs carry different diseases such as rabies that could pose a risk to your health, even without a severe bite. Therefore, documentation about the physical impact can influence what reimbursement you receive.

Your case relies on evidence, so keeping track of contacts, records, and medical details will solidify your case. It’s essential to get the dog’s owner’s contact information and gather any relevant insurance information in the time following the incident. These steps aid in the processes leading up to a trial and provide your lawyer with essential details.

Anything that would contribute to your claim, even if small, can have a monumental impact. This includes pictures, videos, location details, and witnesses. Most importantly, follow your lawyer’s advice and keep information about the trial private.

Preventing Future Attacks

After an attack, you may feel wary of dogs or even be completely traumatized by the experience. And while you shouldn’t blame yourself for the attack, keeping prevention tips in mind for the future may help you feel more comfortable around dogs in the future as you now know what to look for.

Most commonly, children are the victims of these animal outbursts. Informing children of safe practices such as making sure the dog is friendly before approaching will decrease the risk of them being involved in a dangerous environment.

In addition to informing family members of safe practices, it’s a good rule of thumb to avoid situations that seem risky. For instance, if a dog is without its owner, it is recommended that you take extra precautions and keep your distance until there are no signs of aggression. Look out for any growling or barking as signs of stress.

Life After a Dog Attack

Dogs are man’s best friend most of the time, but there may be times when stressful environments cause them to lash out and accidentally or purposely injure humans. Getting legal guidance and medical attention will help ensure proper rehabilitation in these situations.

When you receive compensation, you can put that money toward covering your medical bills or even giving yourself time to take off work and recover from your physical wounds and trauma. With proper guidance and support, you can quickly get back to your life after an attack.


Vol 30 (2014) Journal of Law, Policy and Globalization

Vol 30 (2014)

Table of Contents


An Analysis of Human Rights Violation by the Nigerian Security Services PDF
The Intelligent Agent and Dubai Legislature Situation from Legal Action Made through Intelligent Agent PDF
Mohammed Abu El-Haija, Anees Al-Mansour 9-18
Human Rights and Environment: Whither Nigeria? PDF
C. T. EMEJURU 19-27
The Effects of Selling Property at Auction by Ordinary Creditor Barrier on Mortgagee Creditor Rights Analytical Study in Jordan Execution Law PDF
Anees Al-Mansour, Ahmad Awidi, Mohammed Abu El-Haija 28-32
Legal Status of Domestic Workers in Indonesia in Labor Law and the Implication on Employment Relationship PDF
Triana Sofiani, Sudarsono ., Rachmad Syafa, M.Ali Syafa 33-47
The Philosophical Basis for the Formulation of the Stipulation of Diversion Implementation Outside Criminal Justice System within the Frame of Child Protection and Welfare PDF
Erny Herlin Setyorini, Made Sadhi Astuti, Koesno Adi, Nurini Aprilianda 48-60
Globalization, Cities and the Challenges of Governance: A Preliminary Study of Kaduna City, Nigeria PDF
Etham B. Mijah 61-67
Everyday Like 9/11: Terrorism Timeline in Nigeria PDF
Kemi Olowu 68-76
Sexual Trafficking: Another Crime against the Woman and Girl-Child PDF
Tajudeen Ojo Ibraheem 77-87
An Examination of Legal Regulation and Environmental Impacts of Telecommunications Installations in Nigeria PDF
Dauda Adeyemi Ariyoosu 88-96
Female Genital Mutilation in Ethiopia: Health and Human Right Issue PDF
Solomon Masho Atomsa, M.V.R. Raju 97-104
The Law Political Setting of Strict Liability Principles for Polluters in Environmental Law to Realize Ecological Justice PDF
Sutoyo ., Sudarsono ., Jazim Hamidi, Bambang Winarno 105-113

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ISSN (Paper)2224-3240 ISSN (Online)2224-3259

Vol 29 (2014) Journal of Law, Policy and Globalization

Vol 29 (2014)

Table of Contents


An Appraisal of the Legal Regime Available for the Protection of Consumers of Telecom Services in Nigeria PDF
Amanim Iwok, Bassey Kooffreh 1-8
Control of Legality of Administrative Acts and Protection of Human Rights and Freedoms PDF
Natasa Pelivanova, Mirjana Ristovska 9-14
A Comparative Analysis of Juvenile Justice System in the Northern and Southern Part of Nigeria PDF
Kingdom Sunday Mboho, Tahirih Emmanuel Udousoro 15-22
Pancasila Conceptualization on Penal Mediation in Indonesia PDF
Zakki Adlhiyati, Achmad ., Edy Herdyanto 23-29
Review of Human Rights under the Jordanian Constitution PDF
Shadi Adnan Alshdaifat 30-44
Service of Originating Processes on Corporate Entities in Nigeria: Imperative for a Review by the Supreme Court of its Extant Decisions on the Point PDF
F.J Oniekoro, M.E Jemialu 45-56
The Problem of Copyright for Traditional Cultural Expression in Indonesia: The Example of the “Malang Masks” PDF
R. Diah Imaningrum Susanti, I. Nyoman Nurjayda, Rachmad Safaat, Prija Djatmika 57-71
Spitting on a Blood Document: An Analysis of Nigerian Journalists Perception and Implementation of the Freedom of Information Act PDF
Ezinwa, A. Chidi, Ngwu C. Christian, Onah, Charles Igwebueze 72-87
The Supreme Court of Nigeria Decision in Lufadeju vs Johnson (2007) 8 Nwlr (Pt 1037) P. 535: Whither the Unconstitutionality of Holding Charges in Nigeria? PDF
Presidential Nomination of Vice-President Abdur Sattar and Sixth Amendment in Bangladesh: A Critical Analysis PDF
Md. Morshedul Islam 94-97
Opposition Movement and Insertion of Undemocratic Provisions in the Constitution of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh: A Critical Analysis. PDF
Md. Morshedul Islam 98-105
Accreditation of Legal Education in India: Crucial Issues PDF
A Rethink on the Standard of Proving Criminal Allegations in Election Petitions under Nigerian Law PDF
Dahiru Jafaru Usman 109-119
Nigeria and Child Marriage: Legal Issues, Complications, Implications, Prospects and Solutions PDF
Nwonu, Christopher Okafor, Ifidon Oyakhiromen 120-126
Techniques for Division of Legislative Powers under Federal Constitutions PDF
The Rights of Children against Forced Marriage At The International Level PDF
Hadi Najari 135-139
The Corporate Veil and its Relevance to Co-operative Societies in Nigeria PDF
E.T. Yebisi 140-146
Tax Dispute Resolution in Nigeria: A Storm in a Tea Cup. PDF
Perspectives and Limits of Judicial Discretion in Nigerian Courts PDF
Abdulkarim A. Kana 157-167
The Legal Implications of Gas Flaring On Climate Change in Nigeria PDF
Olubisi Friday Oluduro 168-175
Protection of Traditional Knowledge in Nigeria: Breaking the Barriers PDF

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ISSN (Paper)2224-3240 ISSN (Online)2224-3259