As a consultant in the US, I am constantly checking my emails around the clock (weekends included), and while the company has taken active measures to instill "avoid work over the weekend" culture, there are times (more often than not) where senior management sends out an email (presumably important) over the weekend that requires the team to respond during the weekend. Often, there are meetings held on the weekends if there is a proposals due during the week after.
Is there a law that can be cited by employees to :
Refuse installation of work email on a cell phone as a condition for employment
Not receive (and respond) emails over the weekend.
The advancement in mobile phone technology over the last decade has seen a rampant abuse of personal time of employees, and I'm seeing it become a common practice that employees are expected to access emails via a mobile device (during the week at a minimum), and hence are almost expected to indulge in this 'malpractice' after hours as well.