As people head off on their summer breaks, regulators in Europe, particularly Germany, are increasingly focused on the breakdown of the division between home and work life and how this division is changing as mobile devices become used for work-related emails. Regulators are considering new rules that would limit an employer’s ability to require employees to respond to work-related requests outside of office hours.  For a breakdown and analysis of the proposals, please click here.

Bruno Standaert is a trainee in the Brussels office of Covington & Burling LLP.  He received his law degree from the University of Leuven.