El Derecho a La Desconexión: Contenidos Y Perspectivas Para Su Implementación Desde La Experiencia Francesa (The Right to Disconnect: Contents and Perspectives for Its Implementation from the French Experience)

16 Pages Posted: 18 Jul 2019

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Facundo Martin Chiuffo

University of Buenos Aires, Faculty of Law; Argentinian Association of Labour and Social Security Law

Date Written: October 4, 2018

Abstract

Spanish Abstract: El avance y la masificación en el uso de las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación (TICs) ha modificado enormemente la forma en que las relaciones humanas se desarrollan, y continuará haciéndolo en el futuro. En lo que respecta al campo del derecho del trabajo, las nuevas tecnologías han afectado el equilibrio entre vida profesional y personal. La sobre conectividad a la que estamos expuestos gracias a la facilidad de comunicarse en todo momento y lugar desdibuja los límites entre tiempos de trabajo y tiempos de descanso. Para contrarrestar los efectos nocivos de la sobre conectividad, Francia ha reconocido en la Ley n° 2016-1088 del 8 de agosto de 2016 – conocida como Ley El Khomri – un derecho a la desconexión para los trabajadores, en respeto de su vida personal y familiar. El presente trabajo pretende exponer la serie de antecedentes fácticos que trazaron el camino para la obtención legal del derecho a la desconexión en Francia y los factores que justifican la oportunidad de su tratamiento como herramienta para devolver el equilibrio al binomio trabajo-vida personal. Luego se analizará el marco regulatorio actual, meritando sus aciertos y desaciertos con la intención de servir como punto de partida a futuras mejoras y regulaciones en otras jurisdicciones. Finalmente se indicarán ciertas modalidades de ejercicio prácticas de este derecho en base a la experiencia empírica.

English Abstract: The advances and popularisation of the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have greatly modified the way in which human relationships develop, and will continue to do so in the future. With regard to the field of labor law, new technologies have thoroughly affected the balance between professional and personal life. The over-connectivity to which we are exposed thanks to the current ease of getting communicated at any time and place blurs the boundaries between working times and rest periods. To counteract its harmful effects, France has recognized in the Act No. 2016-1088 of August 8, 2016 – known as the El Khomri Law – a right to disconnect for workers, in order to respect their personal and family lives. This paper intends to present the factual background that paved the way for the legal obtaining of the right to disconnect in France and the aspects that justify the convenience of its treatment as a means to restore the balance of the binomial work-personal life. Then the current regulatory framework will be analyzed, considering its strengths and drawbacks with the purpose of serving as a starting point for future improvements and regulation in other jurisdictions. Finally, certain modalities of practical exercise of this right will be indicated based on empirical experience.

Note: Downloadable document is in Spanish.

Keywords: Right to disconnect, Information and Communication Technologies, Over-connectivity, Duty to disconnect, Mettling Report, El Khomri Law, Forfait jours agreements, Working time, Rest periods

JEL Classification: J, J2, J20, J21, J22, J24, J28, J29, J8, J80, J81, J83, J88, J89, K1, K3, K10, K31, L2, L23, L25, O3

Suggested Citation

Chiuffo, Facundo Martin, El Derecho a La Desconexión: Contenidos Y Perspectivas Para Su Implementación Desde La Experiencia Francesa (The Right to Disconnect: Contents and Perspectives for Its Implementation from the French Experience) (October 4, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3418700 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3418700

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