The FTC is becoming more involved in the governance around work at home scams. Starting March 1, 2012 there will be new requirements…see below
The rapid spike in energy prices has led politicians, urban theorists and pundits to pontificate about how Americans will be living and working in new ways. A favorite story line is that Americans will start trading in their suburban homes, move back to the city centers and opt to change everything they have wanted for a half-century—- from big backyards to quiet streets to privacy—- to live a more carbon-lite urban lifestyle.
The IRS recently published a great small business video…..great from work at home businesses.
Remember when the “experts” said that most Americans would telecommute from home offices to work every day?
Hasn’t happened, although ever-evolving technology has made the notion more viable. Think laptops, netbooks, printers, smartphones and tablets, networked through a wireless router to a high-speed Internet connection.
Working from home in the Bay is increasing in popularity as some of the Fortune 500 Companies move to telecommuting policies.
Olympic effort to Work From Home
Thousands of civil servants are to be allowed to work from home during the Olympics, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.
UK’s transport minister says ‘it is crazy these days for people to go to work when work can come to people’..or work from home.
By DANNY KING Posted 10:00 AM 03/25/11
If you’re a recent college graduate or young adult looking to save a few bucks on rent by moving back home for a little while, you may want to think again, because there’s a pretty good chance your parents are getting ready to convert your old room into a home office.
Forbes: March 14, 2011
By Maureen Farrell
Niel Robertson, CEO of Trada is quoted..“Robertson also see his company as an economic recovery program. The whole concept of ‘Can I get a job or not?’ will be a moot in ten years because everyone will be able to do something from the cloud.”
The Singapore Government is financially supporting home based work for women.
The Telework Enhancement Act of 2010, which was signed into law by President Obama on December 9, 2010, requires federal agencies to provide support for telecommuting employees by establishing a telework policy, notifying eligible employees to telecommute under the policy and providing a telework training program and a website devoted to federal teleworking.
By Sue Shellenbarger
A new study on telecommuting confirms what many employees already know: The office can be a bad place to work.
Article by Michele McDonough
Telecommuting has numerous advantages, both economic and environmental. While some of these advantages can be tough to quantify, it only takes a little number crunching to come up with some figures on how much can be saved simply by eliminating that daily drive to work.
By Ben Rooney, staff reporter March 1, 2011: 2:07 PM ET
NEW YORK (CNNMoney)—Fresh off a 27-cent jump last month, gas prices were up slightly in a daily survey by motorist group AAA, as the price of crude oil backed off recent highs.
New Mexico Business Weekly
Date: Thursday, February 17, 2011, 10:30am MST
Citibank has announced plans to shut down its Albuquerque call center. The move will affect hundreds of employees, and approximately 50 employees will be laid off, according to KOB.com.
By Ed O’Keefe
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, October 7, 2010; 10:08 PM
The Obama administration is such a strong supporter of allowing federal employees to work from home that it even allowed a government official to be sworn in via telephone. Because of the snowstorms earlier this year, Martha Johnson had no choice.
“I was sworn in from my kitchen, because we couldn’t get out of the snow and get to Washington to do it that way,” Johnson, head of the General Services Administration, said Thursday.
She and her husband had been shoveling snow in the driveway of their Annapolis home when she got the call, Johnson said Thursday at the Telework Exchange Town Hall Meeting in Washington.
by Allen Smith
More mandates for flexible work arrangements are likely to take effect in the United Kingdom and Australia in coming years, according to Tahl Tyson, senior corporate counsel of global labor and employment law with Expedia Inc., speaking Oct. 24, 2008, at Littler Mendelson’s Executive Employer Global Forum in Washington, D.C.
The United Kingdom is expected to extend the right to request flexible work arrangements to parents with children under 16, effective April 2009.
And as of Jan. 1, 2010, new employment standards in Australia will provide parents, including same-sex parents, with the right to request flexible work arrangements.
June 16, 2010
By Dave Johnson
It’s no great surprise that telecommuting can improve your work-life balance. After all, that’s kind of the point to telecommuting to begin with. You travel less, get to work in your slippers, and you’re around to care for the kids and run mundane errands. What you might not expect, though, is that telecommuting does all that while managing to get the equivalent of 2 additional days of work out of those who take part.