New law in France allows employees to ignore work email

A woman is seen typing at a computer in this undated image. (KGO-TV)

A new law went into effect New Years Day giving some employees the right to not check their work emails while away from the office in France.

The law applies to companies with 50 or more employee's throughout the country.

Under the new law it says companies cannot punish workers if they ignore emails and other communications when they're off the clock.

Lawmakers say the law was implemented as a way for companies to respect workers work-life balance.
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