After Work Emails Banned In France

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France has just passed a law that will allow employees to be able to ignore emails and phone calls from their bosses after work hours.

Staff will be ordered to switch off their work phones, and companies must ensure that their employees come under no pressure to look at work-related emails or documents on their devices. (Daily Mail)

The law affects around 250,000 employees that work in the digital and technology sectors – including Google, Facebook, Deloitte, and PwC, which all have branches in France.

France already has a 35-hour work week that was introduced in 1999 which has been under threat with the introduction of smartphones and devices that are connected all the time.

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