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Tired of after-work emails and calls? In these countries, they're outlawed

By Niha Masih

01 Feb 2023 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

The advent of hybrid and remote work has made the ability to disconnect even more important, the Washington Post asserts. Fortunately, governments around the world are waking up to this "new reality".

What do a Kenyan lawmaker, a restaurant manager in France and a Portuguese minister have in common?

They're staunch advocates for the right to disconnect after working hours. That means no more work calls as you're sitting down to dinner or weekend emails from the boss.

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