China’s Supreme People’s Court said on Thursday that the “996” work schedule—working 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. six days a week—is “a serious violation of the country’s labor law.” The court published guidelines with the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security in a Thursday document containing 10 examples of related labor lawsuits. In one case, a worker sued a courier company for firing him after he refused to work “996” hours following a two month attempt at the schedule. The court ordered the company to pay the worker severance for illegal termination. In recent months, China tech majors like ByteDance, Tencent, and Kuaishou have ended the controversial “996″ practice amid growing public pressure. [Reuters]