New Bill Would Make It Illegal For Bosses To Contact Employees After Hours

A City Council member wants to crack down on bosses who make it mandatory for employees to respond to emails and calls after work hours. A man named Raphael Espinal represents the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bushwick, Bronwsville, Cypress Hills and East New York. He is set to introduce the bill in a city council meeting this Thursday that establishes New Yorkers the "right to disconnect". It would be actualy illegal for employers to make people their employees access work-related electronic communication outside their work hours. If the law actually passed workers could file complaints against their bosses to the city's department of consumer affairs. Do you get contacted after your work hours? Are you expected to respond?

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