This French Law makes email whole by banning work emails after working hours

This French Law makes email whole by banning work emails after working hours

We do not think this is necessary because there are people the only fun they have is work. Nevertheless, there needs to be a balance in everything. Off-clock needs to be respected by employers.

A new French law establishing workers’ “right to disconnect” goes into effect today. The law requires companies with more than 50 employees to establish hours when staff should not send or answer emails. The goals of the law include making sure employees are fairly paid for work, and preventing burnout by protecting private time.

The German labor ministry enacted an only slightly less sweeping ban in 2014, prohibiting managers from calling or emailing staff after work hours, except in an emergency.

Just as we have the standard 8-hour day, I think globally we need to update labour laws and policies globally.

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