January 2017: France Reserves the Right to Disconnect
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of January 2017.
1. Deadly Attack at Istanbul Nightclub 2. French Law: Right to Disconnect 3. Britain's Ivan Rogers Resigns 4. China Issues First-Ever Smog Red Alert 5. Israeli Soldier Convicted of Manslaughter 6. Volkswagen Executive Arrested for Conspiracy 7. Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani Dies
- France Reserves the Right to Disconnect
- The latest law in a series of labor reforms in France is meant to restore balance between work and personal life, the "right to disconnect" takes effect on Jan. 1, 2017. Any employer who has 50 or more employees must negotiate with staff to come up with guidelines governing the use/non-use of technology including computers and smartphones.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File
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