• NYC bill would let workers take a break from calls, emails

    7 days ago - By Chron

    NEW YORK - The city that never sleeps could become the first to tell employees "take a break."
    That's if a "right to disconnect" bill sponsored by New York City councilman Rafael Espinal passes. It sets a $250 fine for employers who require staff to answer calls and emails after hours. Espinal's bill was inspired by a similar law that went into effect last year in France.
    Companies with at least 10 employees would be required to provide staff with a notice of their right not to respond to after-hours communications, to be free from retaliation and to bring complaints to the city's...
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