6 of the most unusual labor laws around the globe


Workers working late in London

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Last week, the media erupted about a provision in France's recent labor reforms, which are known as the "El Khomri law."


The regulation encourages companies to develop policies limiting work-related use of digital devices during non-work hours, the New Yorker reports.

Reactions from the US have varied, but the commentary that followed illustrates the novelty of such provisions to American workers.

But France isn't alone in its experimentation with workplace rules. Here are seven of the most unusual labor laws from around the globe: