Brazil law would pay workers for answering emails

January 24, 2012 7:49:57 AM PST
Technology allows us to take our jobs almost anywhere, and now a new law in Brazil calls for paying employees overtime when they answer work emails or phone calls at home.

One labor lawyer calls the law a response to "technological slavery," where employees are connected to their jobs 24 hours a day. Some Brazilian companies may shut down servers during off-hours to prevent paying OT.

Brazil's president has approved the law, but it still needs to be signed off by the country's labor court.