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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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?
That's all people.
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