Friday, April 11, 2014

WIRTW #316 (the “en francais” edition)

From Mashable:

Employers’ federations and two unions in France signed a “new, legally binding” labor agreement on Thursday that encourages some staff to turn off their phones after 6 p.m., in an effort to curb burnout and promote a healthy work-life balance.

According to the deal, the employees covered under the agreement are not supposed to tend to their work-related emails on their computers or smartphones after the 6 p.m. deadline. The onus lies on employers to ensure that their employees don’t feel the need to work after hours (or pressure them to do so).

The upside? No work emails after 6 pm. The downside? Hundreds of work emails to tend to first thing at 8 am. I think I’ll keep my after-hours email.

Here’s the rest of what I read this week:


Social Media & Workplace Technology

HR & Employee Relations

Wage & Hour

Labor Relations