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Old July 11th, 2018, 10:16 PM
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Post New York may ban bosses from calling employees after work hours

I am sure that almost all of you, at some point in your career or in some project, have been called after work hours for status updates. If not calls, then there have been emails from your manager asking about status updates with the expectation that you have to answer them.

Well, if this proposed bill in New York becomes law, then employees in New York do not have to answer calls or reply to emails after office hours!



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Do you dread answering work emails long after you have left work? A new New York City bill wants to help you ward off demanding bosses who expect answers at all hours of the day and night.

Proposed by New York City Councilman Rafael Espinal, the local bill would “make it unlawful for private employees in the city of New York to require an employee to check and respond to email and other electronic communications during non-work hours.”

If the bill passed, New York City bosses with at least 10 employees would no longer be allowed to expect and demand an online response from their employees after-hours.

Employees would be able to disconnect from work emails
The bill aims to buy back employees the personal time they lose when they are not allowed to put their phones away at home. “While technology has increased access to people and ideas, it’s also made it possible for employees to be on-call 24/7,” Espinal said about why he was proposing it. “We need to establish clear boundaries for employees so they can maintain a healthy work-life balance and live without fear of retaliation for not answering work communications after work hours.”

Espinal said he was inspired by similar bills which have passed in Europe. In France, for example, employers with more than 50 employees are required to guarantee them the right to disconnect from technology after they clock out from work. “Employees physically leave the office, but they do not leave their work,” French politician Benoit Hamon told the BBC about why a government intervention was needed. “They remain attached by a kind of electronic leash – like a dog.”

Technology has made it easier to work all the time
That’s the gift and curse of technology: When we can work anywhere, we can always be working. And that has a cost on our home life. It can make us resent our partners.

One study found that when your partner looks at their phone at home, it creates relationship tension that affects your job performance. And those long hours of emailing back and forth don’t even help our careers. One five-year survey found that employees’ performances would sharply decline if they worked more than 65 hours a week.

The rise of “right to disconnect” bills recognize that technology has blurred the boundaries between work and play. They want to help employees by drawing a clear line on to what extent technology can intrude on our personal lives.

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Good news. Hopefully all states make it a law. Will be so much of a relief.
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Old July 12th, 2018, 06:43 AM
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Indian bosses even call the roommate if you don't respond, and ask why he's not answering his phone.
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Re: New York may ban bosses from calling employees after work hours

I will be bored to death
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Indian bosses even call the roommate if you don't respond, and ask why he's not answering his phone.

Thats the 'workaround' Desi bosses will use. he cant call the employee, but his room mate is his buddy and he can have personal conversation with him
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Good news. Hopefully all states make it a law. Will be so much of a relief.

It is just proposed in NY City not the whole state. Such laws are European style nanny state stuff. Let the company and employees work this thing between themselves. Plus desi guys will have all the means to work around this. It is only genuine small businesses who will suffer.
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It is just proposed in NY City not the whole state. Such laws are European style nanny state stuff. Let the company and employees work this thing between themselves. Plus desi guys will have all the means to work around this. It is only genuine small businesses who will suffer.
Yes, the government should not interfere but it would be a big relief.

I dont think this will pass in California because the entire Silicon Valley relies on all employees being on 24x7.
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Yes, the government should not interfere but it would be a big relief.

I dont think this will pass in California because the entire Silicon Valley relies on all employees being on 24x7.
Yups. I am touchwood past this nonsense of offshore calls*. It would be fun to tell all desi bosses, ‘you are breaking the law.’ But practically, mostly firangs are going to do that.

*While I was in that nonsense, you didn’t see much of me in EC
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Yups. I am touchwood past this nonsense of offshore calls*. It would be fun to tell all desi bosses, ‘you are breaking the law.’ But practically, mostly firangs are going to do that.

*While I was in that nonsense, you didn’t see much of me in EC
I recently got an offer for leading a team at a not-so-known company in San Francisco... Fuckers wanted me to 'oversee' teams in Malaysia and Bangkok.. Fuck .. I just ended the negotiation process abruptly and walked out.

And yes.. two maha chutiya desis were in charge at the company for this project... Fuck.. Honestly, I am sorry if I hurt anyone here, but I cannot work with gultis.
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Indian bosses even call the roommate if you don't respond, and ask why he's not answering his phone.
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