“Right to disconnect” French law makes it illegal to contact employees after work hours

France’s “right to disconnect” law mandates that a company with 50 employees or more cannot email an employee after typical work hours.

If you’ve ever been with friends or family members over the weekend then received an urgent email from work, you’re aware of the dread that fills your stomach and causes your mood to dip. Being unable to fully disconnect from work can have mental and physical health implications and it will be dissolved.

Already, the country gives its employees 30 days off a year and 16 weeks of full-paid family leave; this latest initiative is only making France more popular.

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