Author Archives: Kate


in Work At Home

Telecommuting: Bottom Line Impact

I did a webinar yesterday with Sally Hurley, president of VIPdesk. They’re an all-virtual concierge and customer contact center for some of the nation’s top brands. Telecommuting: Bottom Line Impact View more presentations from Kate Lister. Running their numbers through our Telework Savings Calculator, I found that a traditional call center can save between $15,000 and $25,000 per year by using home-based agents. I had...

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28 Oct 2009
in Corporate Telecommuting, Telecommuting Topics, Telework Legislation

Ban The Telecommuter Tax

Here’s a guest post from Nicole Belson Goluboff, Esq., a lawyer who writes extensively on the legal consequences of telework.  She’s the author of The Law of Telecommuting and Telecommuting for Lawyers, as well as numerous articles on telework. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, The New York Law Journal, The National Law Journal, State Tax Notes, BNA’s Multistate Tax Report, The...

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29 Sep 2009
in Review, Telecommuting Research, Telecommuting Topics, Telework Legislation

Telework in Government (not much, that is)

Image via Wikipedia For over a decade, laws addressing telework (under various names – “work at home,” “flexible  work,” “telecommuting,” etc.) have been in effect for Federal employees. The main legislative mandate for telework was established in 2000 (§ 359 of Public Law 106-346). This law states  that “[e]ach executive agency shall establish a policy under which eligible employees of the  agency may participate in...

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22 Sep 2009
in Freelance Jobs, Home Based Business, Home Office, Review, Telecommuting Topics

Undress For Success Review From Down Under

Image by Long Zheng via Flickr I’m prejudiced, and I admit it. Now that’s just not right, you should judge each person on the own merit regardless of race, color creed, or national origin. And I really do believe that. Except when it comes to national origion. Sorry, but if you’re from Australia I have a knee jerk reaction, and I just like you. And...

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17 Sep 2009
Cyberwar Will Threaten Telecommuters’ Livelihood
in Corporate Telecommuting, Technology

Cyberwar Will Threaten Telecommuters’ Livelihood

Cybersecurity is key to successful telecommuting practices, and recent developments in cyberwarfare make the issue even more crucial. I’ve always had an interest in cybersecurity, perhaps because, in a previous incarnation, I taught a computer security course for the Department of Defense. As a spinoff from that, I was occasionally asked to help organizations identify weakness in their security practices,and that was always interesting. Cybersecurity...

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16 Sep 2009
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