Interesting, this is something that will surely swim across the channel?
The article focuses on how UK businesses with French offices will negotiate the law. It just serves to demonstrate just how serious the smart phone / never out the office position has got.
People rightly need downtime in some capacity to negotiate life and de-stress. I wonder if this will radically change employment contracts as we know them.
Only time will tell.
France’s new ‘right to disconnect’ rules have far reaching consequences, not just for recruiters with operations in France but even for those that have clients on the other side of the channel, an employment lawyer has warned. On 1 January 2017, a new law came into force in France that ensures French companies must give their workers the right to ignore emails and their work smartphones outside work hours.