Good news for parents in Spain or maybe not depends on how you feel about a law coming into effect where children will be required to assist parents with household chores. Not only that but a draft law has already been presented to the Parliament where the children will also have to show respect to their parents. Some of you might not believe what you read and some of you might even think that a law like this is ridiculous but guess what? Spain already has a law where the husbands are obliged to help with house chores and taking care of the children.
Even though helping around the house is only a draft law at the moment, but the draft clearly outlines the duties expected of the children such as being fully involved with the family, not disobeying their parents, showing them the utmost respect and fulfilling their duties by completing household chores despite the gender and obviously age appropriate chores will be given out to the children.
So far the draft law doesn’t mention any penalties or punishment if the children fail to fulfill their obligations. Some people reacted to the law as a light-hearted joke and also believed a law like this isn’t required as the parents already set out certain rules for their children turning them into to fine young, responsible adults. Whereas, the husbands are questioned about their contribution towards the household chores, taking care of the children and aged family members living in the house according to the Spanish civil law.
Spain definitely isn’t the only country with some of the strangest work laws. Here some of the most insane labor laws around the globe:
Germany 9 to 5
When it comes to working, Germans are known to take their work seriously but in recent times that has changed, where the employees are expected to leave work earlier.
The ministry of labor law in Germany recently drafted a law where managers are forbidden to contact their employees other than office hours unless it’s something that needs immediate attention in case of work-related emergency.
Volkswagen was the first one to enact the law where emails via Blackberry were barred outside office hours for employees who were in contract with the trade union.
Measuring Waistline In Japan
Yes, you read that right! To ensure the health of individuals between the age bracket of 40-75, Japan formulated a law to make sure persons mentioned in the above age bracket don’t exceed a specific measure of waistline.
To keep a check on the health of employees in any organization, there’s a yearly medical checkup which gives an analysis of cholesterol and blood pressure. If an employee exceeds the maximum waistline measurement, they are required to get assistance reducing their body weight with the help of a counselor. Failure to reduce their weight results in the employers are fined by contributing by paying more to Japan’s national healthcare program.
France After Office Hours Email Banned
France is popularly known for it’s laid back attitude, and have to agree with their new law in place where employees who work 10 hours or more are forbidden to exchange emails outside of work hours. It was a relief for some and for some it raised a question of their reputation being labeled as lazy people by the majority. Nonetheless, the law was put in place to reduce stress and pressure felt by most employees.
America’s Overworked Employees
Majority of employees have complained and suffer burnout in the United States due to none to little time off from work from the employersIn contrast to other countries around the globe, it’s a shocker one of the most powerful countries in the world, has some of the most outrageous labor laws, for example in the United States, employers aren’t obliged to give out lunch breaks, vacation days and sick days to their employers.
It is a worrying factor in relation to the working conditions presented by employers to their employees, where the majority of employers refrain from providing their employees with basic vacation time and paid sick leave for the fear of losing extraordinary employees, as a result, several employees fail to take time off from work.
With work conditions and work rules in place like mentioned above, no wonder employees often complain about being burnt out, where it also takes a toll on their mental and physical health, with stress shooting out the roof.
Hopefully, the ministry of labor law in the United States will work towards creating a safe, stress-free working environment for all employees as everyone deserves a break once in a while.