work hours

is there a time limit?

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I thought it was a silly question to ask if there was a time limit on working hours, until yesterday. France is making it possible to enforce non-working hours. What a concept, eh? French labor unions have signed a law requiring employees to shut off their smartphones at exactly 6PM, preventing bosses from hounding workers after they have fulfilled the hours they are responsible for.

Out of the country’s total workforce of about 40 million, the agreement currently affects only 1 million workers, including those working in the French arms of Google, Facebook, Deloitte and PwC. But those who favor the law say that the model can be extended to other sectors as well.

It’s pretty interesting to see how France works so differently than the United States. Currently, working for a French company, maybe this will change the impact of my company, too.

What are your thoughts on clocking out at 6PM and really meaning it?