Punctuality Could Pay in Bolivia

Reuters reports that Bolivian lawmakers have proposed a new labor law to reward punctual workers, as part of a labor reform prompted by Bolivians' tendency to arrive late for everything from social events to business meetings. Workers would receive a bonus for arriving at work on time every day for a month. The bill also would require companies to provide workers who reside more than 1.25 miles from the workplace with a travel subsidy and a stipend for buying refreshments during breaks.

The bill is expected to pass without significant alteration, as it is sponsored by Bolivia's ruling party, Movimiento al Socialismo (the Movement for Socialism).

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