New bill could allow New Yorkers to ignore after-hours work e-mails

The average New Yorker works more than 49 hours per week, which is longer than people in other large cities across the U.S. In addition, workers spend an extra eight hours per week managing email after work, according to a 2017 survey. With that in mind, the New York city council has proposed a bill that will allow employees to ignore employers after hours, giving them the right to disconnect without any possible repercussions. Should it pass, it may prompt more cities to look at ways to restore the work-life balance of its citizens.

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New bill could allow New Yorkers to ignore after-hours work e-mails

The average New Yorker works more than 49 hours per week, which is longer than people in other large cities across the U.S. In addition, workers spend an extra eight hours per week managing email after work, according to a 2017 survey. With that in mind, the New York city council has proposed a bill that will allow employees to ignore employers after hours, giving them the right to disconnect without any possible repercussions. Should it pass, it may prompt more cities to look at ways to restore the work-life balance of its citizens.

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