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10 Fascinating Work Laws that Should Be Implemented in India

It is a daily battle to get up each morning and accept that you need to go to work. What's more troublesome is the fact that the day is going to be super long and tiring. Consistently all days resemble a miserable Monday, but... but... but...There are few countries around the globe that have implemented intriguing laws to ensure the solace and prosperity of their workers. From taking snoozes at work to having a relaxation time via reading when you get exhausted, these countries have come a really long way when it comes to pampering the working class of the society.Here are some work laws that India as a country must adopt, to make it more employee friendly:

1. Workers in Japan get proper nap time 

In Japan, employees get less sleep on work nights, and this is why most companies provide nap time during work hours. They believe that this will enhance the productivity of the workers and motivate them to do better. 

2. The Netherlands gives its workers a three-day weekend 

Most of us wait for weekends, but people in the Netherlands don't really have to wait for it. They have very less working hours. Their weekends last for three days, and it is because the government believes that the citizens must travel more. As per the Dutch laws, everyone is entitled to paternity, maternity and vacation leaves. 

3. UAE introduced 'reading- break' law 

United Arab Emirates (UAE) has a law that promotes reading and gaining knowledge. The government employees are given dedicated time only to read, and this is under the 'National Law of Reading'. However, when in work premises, the employees are supposed to read material related to their profession and personal development. 

4. Austria offers compulsory paid vacation 

We all have major travel goals, and it is everyone's birthright to travel. After working for six months, every employee is entitled to have an annual paid vacation amounting to 30 working days. Surprisingly, people who are above 25 years of age get the vacation for 36 days instead of 30 days. And if you don't take any of these benefits you are paid extra for working on those days. 

5. French employees can legally ignore work emails 

When not in work premises, the French employees can legally ignore the emails related to work. Post their assigned shifts and working hours the French workers can exercise the 'right to disconnect' law. This also reduced the intrusion of work into the private lives of the working class. 

6. European Court of Justice counts travel time as work time 

The time taken to travel to work is counted in the working hours of an employee in Europe. For this, the employers also make it a point that the first and last appointment of an employee is close to his or her residence. This judgement was passed to ensure the health and safety of the workers. 

7. Employers cannot fire employees in Portugal 

If there's heaven on Earth for the employees, it has to be Portugal. The laws of this country ensure that no employee is fired from his or her job. There is no termination clause in the documents of employment, and if an employer wants someone to leave the job, he/she has to offer a decent resignation package. 

8. Belgium offers career break 

If you wish to take a temporary or partial career break, working in Belgium is the best thing that you can do. The private and public employees are allowed to take a sabbatical, and the employers are bound to grant the leave. The best part about career break is that the Belgium State is legally required to fund everything. (squealing inside) 

9. Working on Saturdays is banned in Germany 

Working post the assigned shift is a big NO, NO in Germany, especially on weekends. It is considered highly offensive when an employer asks an employee to work on weekends. 

10. Australian employees can have flexible working hours 

As per the Fair Work Legislation which governs the relationship between an employer and an employee in Australia, it is the legal right of all employees who have worked in an organisation for more than 12 months to ask for flexible working hours. The flexible working hours promote a balance between the personal as well as the professional lives of the employees so that they can work comfortably as per their requirement.Well, don't you think, it is time India implements at least one of these laws? Cover image source: Teleperformance, Business Insider. That's all people. If you have anything to share, drop me a mail at muskan@wittyfeed.com.