31 Mar, 2023 by Marianne Favre Moreillon

Work outside of the office?

31 Mar, 2023 by Marianne Favre Moreillon

With the multiplication of digital work tools as well as the perpetuation of telecommuting in the post-COVID era, the line between private and professional life is blurring. Employees are regularly solicited during their free time.

Now that they can be reached at all hours, wherever they are, employees are increasingly forced to push back the boundary between their work and their private lives. Should this time devoted to professional activity be considered as paid working time?

This article develops the following topics:

  • risk of invasion of privacy
  • e-mail processing in the evening and overtime
  • Telephone calls from the supervisor in the evening
  • managers, overtime and extra work
  • business meals
  • reading documents and preparing for a meeting in the evening
  • Compliance with working time requirements
  • length of the working day and daily rest
  • legality and remuneration of Sunday work
  • working during vacations
  • business travel

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