The new provision has been called "the right to disconnect." For employers, that means they need to work with employees to "negotiate formal policies to limit the encroachment of work into people's homes."
“All the studies show there is far more work-related stress today than there used to be, and that the stress is constant,” a member of the French National Assembly told the BBC. "Employees physically leave the office, but they do not leave their work. They remain attached by a kind of electronic leash— like a dog."
Remarkably, a March poll found that 71 percent of French citizens were opposed to the "El Khomri" labor reform, although that's likely because they think the law's many other provisions benefit bosses, FranceInfo reports.
Could a similar law eventually make its way to the United States? A recent 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair survey revealed that more than half of U.S. adults said monitoring emails outside work hours is "routine."