A new Belgian law grants certain workers the 'right to disconnect' after hours

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A commuter wearing a protective face mask looks at her mobile phone in a train arriving at the Central Train Station in Brussels in May 2020. Belgium’s new rule addresses the ever-blurry line between work and personal life in the pandemic. Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images

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Starting Tuesday, thousands of federal civil servants in Belgium will no longer have to answer calls or emails from their bosses outside of working hours.

That’s thanks to a new law granting some

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