New French Labor Law Gives Workers 'Right to Disconnect'

A new provision in France's labor law that creates a "right to disconnect" does not ban work-related emails, but does require that companies with more than 50 employees negotiate a new protocol to ensure that work does not spill into days off or after-work hours. Some consultants have recommended that employees and managers avoid the “reply all” function on emails to groups so that only one person is being asked to read an email and respond, rather than half the office.