France Lets Workers Turn Off, Tune Out and Live Life

Date: 1/24/2017
Category: Online Publication
Tags: Information Overload,rest,Technology
Source Author: Alissa J. Rubin
Source Date: 1/2/2016
Source Name: New York Times
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PARIS — If the world does not envy the French enough already for their generous vacations, universal health care and fine food and wine, the arrival of 2017 brings this: a newly created “right to disconnect.” Though ridiculed in some quarters as a ban on work-related email after hours, it is not quite that. But it is born of the enlightened view that it is actually beneficial for people not to work all the time, and that workers have the right to occasionally draw the line when their employer’s demands intrude on evenings at home, treasured vacations or Sundays with friends and family.

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