France Gives Workers Right To Disconnect
(Paris, France) — French workers now have the right to disconnect. A law that went into effect with the new year gives employees the legal right to unplug from work e-mails, smartphones and other company devices outside of typical office hours. And companies with at least 50 employees will also have to set up hours when staffers are not allowed to send or respond to e-mail. The French government says the law is meant to give workers enough time to rest and to allow them to find a balance between work and their personal life.
The rule is part of a package of labor laws passed in May. Some other parts of the package, including laws making it easier to fire workers or pay them less for overtime, led to widespread protests.
Copyright © 2017
TTWN Media Networks Inc.