“French workers already enjoy a 35-hour workweek and at least five weeks of vacation. Now, many of them won’t have to check their work email after 6 p.m.,” writes Krishnadev Calamur at NPR.
That’s because of an agreement signed last week by unions and the consulting and tech industries. Under the deal, about 1 million workers will be required to switch off their work phones outside office hours — 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. The BBC reports that some emailing outside those hours will be allowed, but only in exceptional circumstances.
Today’s Question: How often do you check your work email when you are off-the-clock?