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Work emails after 6pm banned in France

  • A new rule introduced in France makes sure the nation's 35-hour work week doesn't end up becoming 40 hours long due to email related to work. 

    Reports suggest that workers are forbidden from checking their devices for work after 6 pm and employers aren't allowed to pressurize them into doing so. The move doesn't involve all French workers but about 1M employees in the tech industry. 

    A US labor expert said it's hard to believe that the industry can deal with such a shut-off time. "There's always something going wrong off the clock - when a computer goes down, it doesn't go down between 8 am and 5 pm."

    http://www.theguardian.com/money/shortcuts/2014/apr/09/french-6pm-labour-agreement-work-emails-out-of-office?CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2

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