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COVID 19: Facebook to allows employees to work from home until July 2021 along with an additional $1,000 to spend on “home office needs”

Lawstreet Journal 8 Aug 2020 10:18pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Business COVID 19: Facebook to allows employees to work from home until July 2021 along with an additional $1,000 to spend on “home office needs”

After Google, Facebook has announced that it will allow employees to work from home until the middle of next year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Facebook also said it will provide employees with an additional $1,000 to spend on “home office needs.”

“Based on guidance from health and government experts, as well as decisions drawn from our internal discussions about these matters, we are allowing employees to continue voluntarily working from home until July 2021,” a spokeswoman mentioned in an emailed statement.

With the Covid-19 pandemic hardly showing any sign of slowing down, in the month of July, Google also extended its coronavirus ‘work from home’ provision, adding that staff would be able to continue working from home until the end of June 2021. , Google last month said it would allow its nearly 2 lakh employees to work from home till the middle of next year if their roles permit.

Google and Facebook have major office presences around the world. And despite the pandemic forcing them into offering more flexible working arrangements than they usually do, they have continued to build out their physical office footprints, signalling a commitment to operating their own workplaces.

As questions revolve over the future of the physical office now that human contact is itself a public health risk, the deepest pocketed tech giants are paradoxically showing they’re not willing to abandon the traditional workplace altogether and go all-in on modern technologies that allow office work to be done remotely.

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