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Telecommute on Earth Day

Telecommute on Earth Day

Our research, just released, shows that if U.S. employees with telework-compatible jobs worked at home on Earth Day – this coming Wednesday, April 22 – the environment would be spared 1.5 billion pounds of greenhouse gases – the equivalent of taking 127,000 cars off the road for a year. Nationwide, less than six million Americans consider home their regular workplace, but more than 50 million...

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This is not what they mean by 'flex time'

Flex Hours Now A Right in UK

All parents with children 16 or younger now have the right to flexible hours in the UK. Companies face automatic penalties for paying below the national minimum wage under extended workers rights, too. In 2003 the UK government introduced flexible working hours for parents with children six years old or younger, or if the child had a disability up until the age of 18. This...

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New Telework Calculator Shows U.S. Could Save Billions

New Telework Calculator Shows U.S. Could Save Billions

We’ve implemented a new Telework Savings Calculator here which shows that U.S. companies could add over $260 billion a year to their bottom line, and consumers could collectively save $228 billion – that’s between $2,500 to $11,000 a year each. Uncle Sam could save another $14 billion. How? By sending people home. Using the recently-released U.S. Census American Community Survey figures, and data from over...

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Work From Home “It’s the Law”

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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Is Economy Knockout Punch On The Way?

Six months ago we pointed out to those of you who work from home that credit problems could be the next punch delivered to an already staggering economy. Reuters reports today that the credit card industry may pull back over $2 trillion (trillion with a T) in credit over the next 18 months because of their increasingly risk adverse attitudes and changing regs. But that...

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Telework Research Footnotes

Our Telework Savings Model shows Advantages of Telecommuting For the Community * • Reduces our foreign oil dependence – If the 40% of employees who could work from home did so half of the time (approximately the national average) it would reduce Gulf Oil dependence by almost 60% and save Americans $40 billion at the pumps Source: BLS Work at Home in 2004: “On average...

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Telework pros and cons

Going Virtual, Going Green: A Manifesto by Jared Seeger at Huffington Post makes a good case for telework, and includes a reference to some of our research. While the article made a convincing case, a few readers still questioned the value of telework. We’ve spent the last year researching the advantages and disadvantages of work-at-home programs for our forthcoming book Undress For Success – The...

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House Okays Telecommuting For Civil Servants

House Okays Telecommuting For Civil Servants

Yesterday the House approved telecommuting legislation that requires federal agencies to allow qualified workers to work from home at least 20 percent of the hours worked in a two-week period – that’s two work days or one day a week in most cases. The national average, by the way, is 2.3. The idea is to give more federal workers the opportunity to telework and boost...

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