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Jobs Don’t Suck Everywhere And These 10 Work Related Laws Of Other Nations Just Prove It


Jobs Don’t Suck Everywhere And These 10 Work Related Laws Of Other Nations Just Prove It

Life is a race, tez nahi bhaagoge to koi tumhe kuchal ke aage nikal jaayega. We didn’t just hear, but lived this famous dialogue of 3 Idiots when the film released back in 2009.

Back then, we used to think that by the end of studies and the start of work life, all the tensions will end. We will do morning to evening job, will have our own money and will spend amazing time with family and friends enjoying the life.

But that was the time when life showed its real face and we realised that the time that just went by was probably the best time we will ever have.

And now, all of us just try to hang around the living cycle to survive the life which is supposed to be a God’s gift. In 24 hours of the day, all we do is work and some extra work having only a little bit of sleep and food. But guess, that’s not the case with everyone in the world.

There are several countries in this world which have amazing work related laws which let the employees breath easy as they work. Here we list 10 of those amazing working related laws around the world that will surprise you.

1. Japan allow employees to take a nap during work hours

You may not believe, but it’s true that companies in Japan let their employees take a nap to get best out of them. But you can’t ever convince your boss for that. Can you?

2. Employees enjoy a 3 day weekend in Netherland

There are many people here who have just 1 holiday per week on Sunday. In some cases, companies make them compromise even that. But God Bless, Netherland which allows a 3 day weekend to its workers.

3. Reading break during work in UAE

If you have a work that just makes you follow a routine and you are not learning anything new then you need to think about it again. UAE has just introduced a law which gives the employees a reading break. So you can learn as well as earn while doing your daily job.

4. Take a leave to start a business in France

As per The Week, In the years following the recession and economic crunch, many French entrepreneurs decided to close down their own ventures and take up a regular paying job. To encourage entrepreneurship, employees who had been with a company for at least two years were allowed to take 12 unpaid months off to start their own business. And they would get their job back, too, in case things didn’t work out.

And here we’ve bosses like Rajat Khanna. Remember TVF Pitchers?

5. You won’t get fired from your job in Portugal

Termination period is not defined in the Portugal’s labour law so there’s 100% job security. On the other hand in India, you just can’t have a bad day and get fired for it. It’s way too important to tell yourself, All Is Well, even though it’s not.

6. No work related emails in weekend in France

French law ensures people get enough private time in weekends by giving them right to not respond work related emails. In this way, they make the weekends of people even more fruitful personally.

7. Travel time is treated as work time in European countries

European Court of Justice has made it clear that the time in which an employee travels to and back from office, will be included in the total work hours.

8. Japan stresses hard on people’s health

Japanese do an annual medical examination of their employees and here waistline measurement is very important. According to a 2008 law, the employees (between 40 and 75) whose waistlines exceed a certain limit are given counselling and diet recommendations.

They take care of the health of their employees and encourage healthier metabolism to avoid risks from being overweight.

9. Maternal & Paternal leave benefits

Bulgaria and Sweden let ladies take up to 410 maternal leaves for which they even get 90% of the salary. Sweden allows 42 leaves with 80% salary. Canada & Britain also allow 52 weeks of leave. In Bulgaria, an additional 1 year of paternal leave is allowed for the basic salary. The father or grandparents are eligible to take these leaves in place of the mother, too.

10. Leave to travel

Travel is considered very important in foreign countries. Many countries provide paid travel holidays under the law. In Australia, an employee can get 28 paid leaves for vacation. Most European nations and New Zealand allow 30 to 35 vacation leaves. Brazilians are allowed 41 vacation leaves per year.

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