The French government is ushering in a new series of mandates that will alter the working conditions within the country. These mandates are a part of the El Khomri law, and the newest pending rule states that companies with over 50 employers should no longer send work emails to employees after work hours (meaning no weekend or late-night checkups).
The passing of this mandate dictates what the shift workers must deal with while living in the digital age. Technological advancement has changed many aspects of our lives, and although there are countless benefits due to our resources, there are other ramifications that we must learn to navigate through. Now that emails are connected to smartphones, one’s work life is then enabled to drastically seep into their personal life – even to the point affecting one’s mental health.
According to The Huffington Post, the goal of this mandate is to prevent burnouts and work-related stress by giving time for employees to focus more on the parts of life that may be dismissed due to demanding schedules. Perhaps such a change will prove beneficial for the well-being of the workers affected.