Digital technology puts a world of information at our fingertips, but it also allows bosses to reach into their workers' personal time with unprecedented ease.
This blurring of the boundaries between work and personal time has generated a new industry around "digital mindfulness" — and now at least one country has changed the law to protect employees.
France is days into a new "right to disconnect" law that requires companies with 50 or more workers to draw up a charter enshrining their employees' right to disconnect from digital communication outside of regular business hours.
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With its legally-mandated 35-hour work week, France is famous for having one of the most regulated labor markets in the developed world. So is the new email law a case of bureaucratic overreach, or step toward reclaiming weekends and vacations for stressed earners?