More companies telling workers to turn off email

A man is shown reading e-mail on a computer in this undated file photo.

September 24, 2012 12:19:44 AM PDT
When most people are off the clock, they completely disconnect from work. But a new survey by the Society for Human Resource Management finds more companies are telling their employees not to engage in company emails during the off hours.

The survey found that 1 in 4 companies are enforcing the rule. It found that while worker productivity has gone up because of laptop and email use at home, many companies are realizing workers are also getting burnt out.

Although a labor department report shows just one in 10 people bring their work home. Labor advocacy groups say that figure only accounts for those who are clocking in hours for extra pay.

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