Things we do not need – a law about checking work e-mails

The Herald reports:

New legislation in France around set hours for responding to work emails is something New Zealand should consider, says the Council of Trade Unions.

Does the CTU also want France’s unemployment rate of 10.5%, which is partly due to their ridiculous employment laws. Or their anemic 1.0% economic growth.

On Sunday the new law came into force in France stating that companies with more than 50 employees have to negotiate and set out hours for when staff are, and are not required to check their emails or respond to work enquiries.

Incredibly stupid. Situations change. You may have quiet periods and then periods where a major project is on, and you are on the phone in the evenings.  Legislating that everything must have set hours agreed in advance for checking e-mails is pathetic.

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