S. Korea considers banning firms from electronically message workers after regular hours

Jun 27, 2016News


We doubt if this sort of law would ever happen in the U.S.:

South Korea‘s parliament is considering a bill to ban bosses from bothering their staff  electronically at home after the company’s regular business hours, afterwhat The Guardian calls  “growing complaints about the country’s already onerous work-life imbalance.”

“As more firms use social media or mobile messengers to send work orders, regardless of time, the stress inflicted on workers has reached a serious level,” backers of the bill said.

The proposed law would ban employers from sending employees work-related messages by telephone, text, social media or via mobile messaging apps after  companies’ official working hours.

To read The Guardian’s story on this, please hit this link.