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Labor Minister looks to stop after-hours emails with “anti-stress regulation”

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To safeguard the leisure of citizens already guaranteed four weeks of vacation per year, German Labor Minister Andrea Nahles is calling for an “anti-stress regulation” that would bar employers from sending email to employees after 6 p.m.

Hanns Pauli of the Federation of German Trade Unions says the ubiquity of smartphones has led bosses to interrupt employees’ free time by sending emails at all hours of the night. He says this crosses “a sacrosanct line” in Germany between work and leisure.

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