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France Bans Checking Work Emails After 6 p.m.

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I am probably more guilty of this than most, but you all know this scenario: You’re sitting around at home after a long day at work, look down at your phone, and see that you have an email in your work inbox. Do you check it? I certainly do, and if I lived in France, I’d now be screwed.

Yesterday, two employee unions and federations in France signed an agreement that requires employees to disconnect after the workday ends at 6 p.m. sharp.

All after-hours work activity (checking email, logging into the company chat to check in, responding to late-night “emergencies” from their bosses, etc.) is banned. The agreement reportedly affects about 250,000 employees.

It’s a two-sided coin, though: Employers are not to pressure their employees into being available after 6 p.m., but employees also have to “resist temptation to look at work-related material on their computers or smartphones.” Which for many of us would be a challenge.

[The Guardian]

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