New York City considers employee ‘Do Not Disturb’ proposal

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A proposed law in New York City could take workers completely off the clock when they clock out.

The bill would protect employees from being fired if they choose not to answer in their off-time.

Employees who feel abused can file a complaint.

If the violation is confirmed, the employer would pay the city a fine of $250 and then pay the employee an additional fine of $500.

One city councilman says many employees feel an unspoken pressure to answer the phone, email or text.

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