Calling employees after work hours in this country is a punishable offence
New Delhi : You must have heard employees cribbing about office calls they receive even after their work hours. Lockdown and work from home culture has only made things worse for the workers. To overcome this situation and keep their citizens in a good mental health state, a country has announced a law that bans office calls after work hours.
Portugal has announced a new labour law that bans bosses from messaging staff after hours. The law is meant to address the mental health and promote better work-life balance.
All you must know about the new rule!
Portugal’s ruling Socialist Party has approved the legislation that will ensure that people working from home are not disturbed or compelled to work after work hours. According to the new law, if any employer is found guilty then he will be entitled to pay hefty fines.
The bosses may also get suspended from monitoring their staff while they work away from the office, as per new legislation. The only relief is that this law does not apply on companies which have a total strength of employees less than 10 people.
Ana Mendes Godinho, Portugal’s Minister of Labour and Social Security, said they want to make remote working as seamless as possible.
"The pandemic has accelerated the need to regulate what needs to be regulated. Telework can be a ‘game changer’ if we profit from the advantages and reduce the disadvantages. We consider Portugal one of the best places in the world for these digital nomads and remote workers to choose to live in, we want to attract them to Portugal."