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Proposed NYC law would give workers right not to respond to emails after work hours

by Futures Centre, Mar 28
1 minute read

A proposed NYC bill, which was put forward by Brooklyn Councilman Rafael Espinal Jr, would fine employers who employ 10 or more people if they required their staff to respond to emails after-hours. The bill would not apply to government employees.


The proposed legislation is based off a 2017 French law, which allows workers the right to disconnect from all electronic forms of communication after work hours. It also requires companies that employ more than 50 people to establish guidelines on how to deal with after hour’s communication.


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