California wants to introduce a law that will force employees to disconnect from work

In an effort to help citizens across the state get some respite from the pressures of work, California State Assembly Member Matt Haney has introduced AB 2751, a proposal intended to give workers the “right to to disconnect” from work-related communications outside of working hours. .

AB 2751 is inspired by similar legislation in countries such as France, Spain and Ireland. If passed, it would set a precedent not only for the US, but for other countries worldwide. In recent months, all eyes have been on California’s tech sector amid concerns that Silicon Valley’s work-life balance has deteriorated.