Silicon Valley and 'The Right to Disconnect'

52 min
at 9:00 AM
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Employees in the U.S. are finding it increasingly hard to disconnect from work, even when they're not physically there. A Yelp employee is suing the Bay Area-based company because he says he was fired for not responding to an email over Easter weekend. And New York City is considering a proposal to ensure that city workers get a break from texting, emailing or phone calls when they're not on the clock. In this hour, we'll dig into the what's being called "the right to disconnect." Tell us: do you feel like your employer expects you to respond even when you're "off" of work?

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Guests:

Ethan Baron, business reporter at The Mercury News

Maura Thomas, author of "Work Without Walls," "Attention Management" and "Personal Productivity Secrets"

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