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Portugal bans bosses from text messaging and emailing staff out of working hours

The government in Portugal passes a law to help remote workers The new law bans bosses from texting employees after…


Portugal bans bosses from text messaging and emailing staff out of working hours

The government in Portugal passes a law to help remote workers The new law bans bosses from texting employees after they sign off. If a boss does contact employees outside work hours, they could face financial penalties.

Portugal bans bosses from text messaging and emailing staff out of working hours as part of new laws dubbed “right to rest”.

Employees working from home in Portugal have a reason to rejoice as their government has passed a rule that bans bosses from messaging staff outside of work timings.

What people are saying?


D Learned
Work should never email/text you at your personal contact after hours. If it is a work email address or on a work phone (i.e. provided by the employer) they can do what they like…but nothing makes you look at it. Just silence it after hours.

Aaron Juergens  Anyone else ever had a boss who’d call you at 3AM and tell you to work on your day off cause they would have a hangover the next day and your job was on the line? Well for the Portuguese, they won’t have to deal with that crap anymore.

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