Apr 9 2014   1:55PM GMT

No emails after 18h00, we’re French

WAshford Profile: WAshford


If a 35-hour work week and six weeks of paid vacation is not enough reason to move to France, the no email after 18h00 rule is pretty compelling all on its own.

A deal signed by tech industry employers and unions in France means many companies are now forbidden by law to contact employees electronically after six at night.

The new rule has gone down well with workers, but big tech companies are not happy to give up their ability to email workers at all hours.

Others feel France already has too much bureaucracy, but Downtime feels that this latest addition is going to be easy to live with and would be quite welcome elsewhere in Europe.

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