The government in Portugal passes a law to help remote workers
RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. For a lot of employees in America, working from home can feel like never logging off. Well, in Portugal, the government just passed a new law to help remote workers out. They ban bosses from texting employees after they sign off. If a boss does contact employees outside work hours, they could face financial penalties, like having to pay for their gas or electricity bills. Now that's a healthy work-life balance. It's MORNING EDITION.
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