I understand that I work for a different type of job that sometimes requires me to be connected all weekend long. The radio never turns off. If it does, it's a problem and I probably need to fix something.
Then there are other times when work is over and I just want to relax with my girlfriend and dog. A new law that's making its way through the New York legislature could make that a reality.
The law is being called The Right to Disconnect Bill. Essentially it would make it illegal for bosses/companies to require employees to answer emails during off hours. Employees can certainly check their email and respond to things if they choose to. But, employers can't make it a requirement and they can't use it against the employee if they don't.
As we've become more connected with smart phones and other devices the work/life balance has been more and more blurred. It's so much harder to step away from work and enjoy our personal time. I love the idea behind this law and think it's super necessary right now.
What do you think?
Good morning! Should New Yorkers have the “right to disconnect”? https://t.co/6ZHsat0VLd— NYT Metro (@NYTMetro) March 23, 2018