French workers win legal right to avoid checking work email out-of-hours!

On 1 January 2017, an employment law will enter into force that obliges organisations with more than 50 workers to start negotiations to define the rights of employees to ignore their smartphones ‘after hours’.

The measure was introduced by labour minister Myriam El Khomri, who commissioned a report submitted in September 2015 which warned about the health impact of “info-obesity” which afflicts many workplaces.

What would happen here in Australia if we stopped checking our emails and our work social media accounts during our time off?