Hang It Up: France Creates Law Making it Illegal to Answer Your Boss’ Phone Call and E-mail Past 6pm

john french2By Sean Levinson

French labor unions have signed a law requiring employees to shut off their smartphones at exactly 6 pm, preventing bosses from hounding workers after they have fulfilled the hours they are responsible for.

According to The Guardian, the measure was put into place after workers complained that they should be getting paid for more than 35 hours of work since their bosses have the ability to send texts and emails about additional duties even after the work day has technically expired.

The agreement will affect roughly one million employees of the technology industry, which includes the French branches of Google and Facebook.

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Each company involved must make sure that its employees are under no pressure to look at emails or any work-related material on their smartphones or computers after 6 pm.

This article continues at elitedaily.com

 

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