Source: The Working World: France gave workers the right to disconnect—but is it helping?


Some days seem like an endless stream of pings from the minute you wake ‘til the minute you pass out with your phone in your hand.

“In France, the economic crisis of 2007 reinforced the pressure on workers. This resulted in less employment and more work for those with a job.”—Héloïse Boungnasith

One year after its implementation, some question whether the law is too vague to be effective.

To keep from crossing the line, managers are striving to be extra clear about what needs an immediate response.

“More often than not, when you work for an international company and you work across time zones, you’re still compelled to work beyond 6:00 pm.”—Micha Sprinz