Australia will allow not to pick up phone calls from the boss after working hours

 

Australia has taken the initiative to pass a law allowing bosses to ignore unreasonable phone calls after working hours. Photo: Taken from X

Australia has taken the initiative to pass a law allowing bosses to ignore unreasonable phone calls after working hours. Photo: Taken from X

Even after the end of the working hours, the senior officers keep their subordinates busy with phone calls and text messages. These unprofessional behaviors can be seen all over the world. Australia is going to pass a law to relieve the subordinate workers from these unreasonable pains.

 

Reuters reports that Australia has taken the initiative to pass a law allowing bosses to ignore unreasonable phone calls and messages after scheduled working hours. Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said last Wednesday that employers who violate the law and make phone calls to employees will be fined. And if the employees do not pick up the phone call of the boss, there will be no provision for paying any penalty to the employees in this law.

 

The Australian federal government will introduce the bill in Parliament very soon. The government says the law, if passed, is expected to protect workers’ rights and create a balance between work and family life.

 

 

Employment Minister Tony Burke said most senators had already expressed informal support for the legislation. If the law is passed, the employees will have the right to stay away from the office after the scheduled working hours. At the same time, you can refrain from unpaid overtime work.

 

Similar laws are already in place in France, Spain and several European Union countries, Reuters reported.

 

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said, “We mean, if someone doesn’t get paid for working 24 hours a day, they can’t be fined for not being online 24 hours a day.”

 

Anthony Albanese also said that the bill will be raised in the parliament at the end of this week. The bill will have clear provisions for permanent jobs and temporary jobs. Apart from this, minimum wage structure for truck drivers will also be added.

 

However, the law has been criticized by several politicians, employers and corporate leaders. According to them, passing a law with the right of workers to disconnect will be excessive

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