Facebook Extends Work From Home Policy Through The End Of 2020
11 May 20
With the pandemic continuing to spread, it seems lots of companies won’t be seeing their offices anytime soon. Social media giant Facebook isn’t planning to reopen most of their offices until July 6th. Moreover, the company told The Verge that they will let most of their employees work from home through the end of 2020.
Surely this was not an easy decision for such a big company to make. Various factors were taken into account during the decision making processes, such as government guidance and information from public health agencies like Centers for Disease Control and John Hopkins.
But that’s not the only big move that Facebook took. Last month, Mark Zuckerberg announced that they will cancel all physical events with more than 50 attendees through June 2021. This includes the Oculus Connect VR conference, which will now be an online-only event.
Even though Facebook employees have been working from home since March, the company continues to pay hourly employees who may not be able to work due to office closures, reduced staff or sickness.
Now, we can’t help but think, will Facebook’s decision to extend work from home through the end of the year influence other tech companies to do the same? We’ll just have to wait and see.