South Korea mulls law to keep office out of the home

South Korea prides itself on keeping pace with cutting edge technology, from ultra-fast broadband speeds to Samsung's high-end smartphonesHyper-wired South Korea is considering legislation that would ban bosses from bothering their staff at home, after growing complaints about the country’s already onerous work-life imbalance. “As more firms use social media or mobile messengers to send work orders, regardless of time, the stress inflicted on workers has reached a serious level,” they said in a statement. The bill seeks to ban firms from sending employees work-related messages by telephone, text, social media or via mobile messaging apps after official working hours.

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