Email after hours? It’s overtime by law for some

Workers who find themselves answering work emails on their smartphones after the end of their shifts in Brazil can now qualify for overtime under a new law. The new legislation was approved by President Dilma Rousseff last month. It says company emails to workers are equivalent to orders given directly to the employee.

While some may not think twice about answering that phone call or email, others see it as an intrusion on their life and an erosion of their pay. Is work creeping into our own lives too much? Full article with readers’ comments over at SMH: http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/business-it/email-after-hours-its-overtime-by-la…

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