By Nicole Brewer

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The traditional workday runs 9-5, but does your job really end there?

From responding to texts to taking calls, a recent study found American workers spend about eight hours a week sending emails after work.

But, what if you had the “right to disconnect?”

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New York City councilman is advocating for by creating a bill that makes it illegal for an employer with more than 10 workers to require employees to answer work communications outside of work hours.

Violators would pay a $250 fine and $500 to the employee.