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The problem with a 'right to disconnect' law

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 @ 8:20 AM | By Donalee Moulton

France greeted 2017 by ushering in a law that could see workplace e-mails banned after the office shuts down for the day. Under the requirements of what is commonly called the right to disconnect, companies with more than 50 employees must create a charter of good conduct that spells out when staff should and should not respond to e-mails.

The intent of France’s law is to bring more life back to the work/life balance in a digital age. It may be a legislative approach that catches...