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Meryl Streep’s staff were always at her beck and call in The Devil Wears Prada Pic: Shutterstock

More and more of us are expected to be available to our employers outside work hours, for no extra pay. We’re reluctant to ignore the calls and emails, even on holiday, for fear of undermining our careers. It’s a problem that requires government action

I had a boss once who had a habit of calling me when I was in the changing room of a shop. Not his fault, I hasten to add. How was he supposed to know I’d decided to try on something too expensive and entirely needless as part of my relaxing day off? But there I’d be, a leg half in-and-out of something, or my face poking through the collar of a dress, and he’d...

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