By this point, you’ve probably considered moving to France. If not for the croissants, culture and cafes, then maybe for the country’s view on round-the-clock work.

You may have read the news item about a new French accord — it spread quickly in the United States. Here’s the gist: In the land of wine (whine?) and cheese, labor unions and corporate representatives agreed to limit after-hours e-mails and phone calls on remote devices. They cited the importance of enough employee “rest time” and balance as the reason behind the move.

It’s important to note that this does not apply to every worker in France — just to 250,000 employees of consulting, computing and polling firms — but it’s still an interesting piece of information that is representative of the French view on work/life balance — and, subsequently, on employees’ health.

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