We’re clocking in more hours at work more than ever before, thanks to technological advances such as smartphones and remote email.
In fact according to Gallup’s most recent annual Work and Education Survey, adults employed full time in the U.S. report working an average of 47 hours per week, almost a full workday longer than a standard five-day, 9-to-5 work week.
But some thought leaders don’t like where we’re headed – and they’re prepared to take measures to protect employees from working around the clock.
German Minister for Labour Andrea Nahles has confirmed that the country is considering bringing in new laws that will make it illegal to email colleagues after 6 p.m.
Her department has conducted research, which found “an undeniable relationship between constant availability and the increase of mental illness,” Nahles said.
New legislation limiting worker’s access to their emails outside office hours could come into force as early as 2016.… read more > “Legislation would ban after-work emails”