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in Technology, Telecommuting Topics, Telework Legislation, Work At Home

New FTC Chief Good News For Work At Home

There’s good news today for people who want to work at home or have a telecommuting job. Obama appointed Jon Leibowitz, current FTC Commissioner, to head the agency. Recently, the FTC has essentially allowed carriers, content and ad companies to “self-regulate,” meaning do as little as possible. That’s likely to change. For example, consumer advocates raked the FTC over the coals for producing a shody...

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24 Feb 2009
Obama Behind Telecommuting
in Economy, Technology, Telecommuting Topics, Telework Legislation, Work At Home

Obama Behind Telecommuting

Telecommuters, freelancers, and work at home entreprenuers take heart, help is on the way. Given that the President works at home, and is techno-savvy, it’s encouraging to hear that the $7.2 billion in funding to promote high-speed Internet that’s in the stimulus package is just the first step in the Obama administration’s effort to fuel expansion of telecommunications services. That’s a lot of money, but...

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17 Feb 2009
Work From Home “It’s the Law”
in Telework Legislation, Work At Home

Work From Home “It’s the Law”

Minnesota Law Requires State Workers to Telecommute Boy, the folks in from the State that invented the stapler really get it when it comes to encouraging their state agencies to let their employees work from home. And they put their money where their mouth is. Under Minnesota Statute 1994 S. 15.95 sub 10, no state agency may propose or implement a capital investment plan for...

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07 Feb 2009
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