The right to disconnect: can the US stop your boss texting you after work?

Portugal has made it illegal for bosses to text you during non-work hours. Could it ever happen in America?

Employers in Portugal will now face fines if they attempt to contact remote workers after hours, thanks to a new law.

The legislation was conceived by Portugal’s ruling Socialist party to improve work-life balance for the country’s remote workforce, which expanded due to Covid-19, and to make Portugal a more attractive base for international “digital nomads” – people who travel while telecommuting.

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