Do Canadians need ‘right to disconnect’?

France introduces new regulation
By John Dujay
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/06/2017
French President Francois Hollande in Paris on Jan. 15. France’s new law allowing workers to disconnect from work after-hours highlights the challenges of overwork. Francois Mori/POOL (Reuters)

On Jan. 1, France enacted a “right to disconnect” law that gives workers the right to ignore corporate communications after they leave the office.

The new law compels companies with more than 50 employees to negotiate email guidelines with workers. As well, employers are required to regulate email usage, allowing employees to break free from the office after hours.

So, do Canadian employees need similar legislation?