Wednesday, 11 May 2016

France's plan to ban work emails outside work hours

Repeated reports have expressed concern that modern technology is blurring the boundaries between home and work, which some studies claim is creating a stress epidemic.

Whilst many HR commentators have argued the need to encourage people to ‘switch off’ when they aren’t in work, there are no legal guidelines on this specific issue.

The Working Time Regulations specify that no UK worker should work more than 48 hours per week, but there has been no case law as to whether or not checking work’s emails outside working hours would fall within this limit, and many UK staff continue to check and respond to work emails outside work hours. Read More

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