Bill to ban after-work emails set to go through

The French parlaiment wants to end after-hours email checks


French lawmakers are considering a bill that includes banning after-work emails. 

The legislation would mandate companies with 50 employees or more to define regular work hours and stop workers from sending and checking emails outside of those times. 

The bill was passed last week in France's lower parliamentary house and now heads to the Senate. 

Lawmakers proposed the bill to help French citizens disconnect from their jobs and prevent a stressful work culture from creeping into their home lives. 

No other country has enacted such a law to ban emails after work. It's unclear how quickly the bill will pass through the French government.

The measure is part of a larger set of labor reforms that includes changing rules for layoffs in companies and a $527 allowance for young people looking for a job.