Proposed Law Could Give Workers The ‘Right To Disconnect’

Balancing work and home-life could soon be a lot easier for people in New York City.
A proposed law would make it illegal to force employees to check their work emails when they’re off the clock.
New York would be the first city in the United States to make it a right to disconnect.
If passed, the law would also fine employers who punish workers for not responding to work calls and texts when they’ve already left the office.

Experts say pressure to respond to work-related e-mails late at night or during vacation leads to burnout.
It makes employees stressed and less productive.
Yet, more than half of all Americans say they keep working on their smartphone after quitting time.