The Tokyo District Court ordered McDonald's Holdings Co. (Japan) Ltd. Monday to pay ¥7.55 million in overtime allowance and "additional pay" to a manager at one of its outlets.

Presiding Judge Iwao Saito ruled that Hiroshi Takano, 46, who manages a McDonald's outlet in Saitama Prefecture, does not qualify as a manager under the Labor Standards Law and thus deserves overtime pay.

The law stipulates that employers must pay overtime allowances to employees who work more than eight hours a day and 40 hours a week. However, the regulation does not apply to people in managerial positions.