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“Right to Disconnect”- Now, no worries about working off the clock!

Are you tired of working even when you are at home? Or, are you fed up of your boss constantly emailing you to do this or that. If that is your condition, it is about time you move to France.

France has passed a law that makes it illegal to work after the ‘working hours’. France’s new labor reform package, El Khomri, is giving employees the “right to disconnect”. The establishment has deemed it unlawful for companies which have workforce of more than 50 employees to send emails after the work time is over.

France is already world-famous for giving its employees around 30 offs a year along with 16 weeks of full-paid family leave. That is more than we can think of in our entire lives!

France’s new legal action has been taken because various researches have proved that, due to the extreme expansion of digital space it has become supremely difficult for employees to leave working even when they are home.

Benoit Hamon of the French National Assembly, according to the law, stated that;

“Employees physically leave the office, but they do not leave their work. They remain attached by a kind of electronic leash – like a dog. The texts, the messages, and the emails – they colonize the life of the individual to the point where he or she eventually breaks down.”

France’s new law may come as a sigh of relief for many. While, those companies who are not obeying the law won’t have to face any consequences, the amendment strives to make the work environment healthier for everyone.

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