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France considers banning work emails outside of working hours

Posted by Arpita Dutt on 20 July, 2016

French legislators are considering the introduction of a new law which would ban sending work-related emails outside of working hours.

In 2014, employers and unions in the technology and consultancy sectors entered into a labour agreement which banned the use of work phones and email accounts after 6pm.

The French National Assembly has since voted to pass a bill which would extend a similar ban across all sectors. The Bill proposes that companies with a workforce of 50 people or more would be required to draw up a policy setting out hours (broadly speaking, weeknight evenings and weekends) during which employees are prohibited from sending work emails.

The Bill has passed to the Senate for consideration.

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