Brazil Addresses "Technological Slavery"

Brazil has passed a new law that makes employees eligible to request overtime pay for email and phone calls after work hours. The Brazilian government views emails to employees' smartphones as orders. The law addresses what a labor lawyer in this CNN video calls "technological slavery."

Discussion Starters:

  • What's your view of the new law? 
  • Is this a good idea for United States? Would it work? The video mentions difficulty in enforcement. What other challenges could you see?
  • How else could we avoid the 24/7 nature of work?