French get ‘right to disconnect’ from work emails

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FRANCE – Workers in France now have the “right to disconnect” from email outside of work hours.

Under a new federal law, companies can no longer require people to check their work email when they’re out of the office.

The so-called “Right to Disconnect” law went into effect Sunday. It came about as a way to reduce work-related stress and prevent employee burnout.

France is renowned for its 35-hour work week along with an average of 35 vacation days per year.

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