In France After-Hours Work Emails or Calls Now Restricted In Some Companies

In France After-Hours Work Emails or Calls Now Restricted In Some Companies

According to a recent ShortCutsBlog from The Guardian, in France, there is a new, legally binding labor agreement that will require employers to make sure staff “disconnect” outside of working hours.

Thus, the ability of French “bosses to invade their employees’ home lives via smartphone at any heure of the day or night” is now limited.

Per the Guardian report, this agreement will affect mostly employees in the technology and consultancy sectors, and employees will also have to resist the temptation to look at work-related material on their computers or smartphones.

Interestingly, Germany has also introduced similar restrictions; the employment ministry has banned its managers from calling or emailing staff out of hours, and these restrictions have already been imposed by German firms such as Volkswagen, BMW and Puma [The Telegraph].

Read more: The Guardian
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Source: Cover Image: Cafés night Paris. Two women at a sidewalk café on Boulevard Saint-Michel, Paris. Author: Zdenko Zivkovic. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.




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