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The ‘Right to Disconnect’ is Now a Law in France

State-supported work-life balance is poised to affect professional culture in a major way.

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French workers have officially been given the “right to disconnect” from work-related technology — such as computers, smartphones and email — after the work day is over, due to a new labor law that took effect Sunday.

The law requires that companies with more than 50 employees “negotiate new out-of-office email guidelines with staff,” or, if they can’t agree on guidelines, publish a charter that clearly defines when employees are allowed to disconnect.

In a statement, the Ministry of Labor said, “These measures are designed to ensure respect for rest periods and…balance between work and family and personal life.”

Read more on CNN.

Originally published at journal.thriveglobal.com

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