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. But 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.

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