France's 'Right to Disconnect' Law Forbids Forced After Hours Work

By: Joey Haar - Jan 3, 2017
References: bbc & mashable
Workaholics know the constant pressure and stress that 24 hour email accountability can bring about at someone's job, and France is working to eliminate that stress with its new 'Right to Disconnect' law. The recently passed legislation makes it illegal for businesses to mandate that their employees answer or read emails that they receive during off hours.

The new law lays out a guideline for companies that have more than 50 employees. These guidelines establish times when employees are expected to perform job-related duties (such as reading and answering emails) during the day. Businesses and employees are expected to agree to these guidelines, and the business must create a charter with alternate guidelines if an agreement can't be reached.