Can Virtual Offices Help You Meet ADA Requirements?BOSTON—Lawyers are not connecting telecommuting with the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA.
An article in Lawyers.com points to a ruling by a federal court in Ohio that says employers are not required to allow their employees to telecommute, but at minimum they have to consider the possibility of telecommuting for employees with disabilities.
“The focus has shifted from what qualifies as a disability. It’s... Read more
Why Telecommuting From Virtual Office Is Best ‘Summer Hours’ StrategyBOSTON—Summer hours are bad for businesses and employees alike. So says a survey from Captivate Network. The findings are based on more than 600 white collar workers in North America. It’s clear that virtual offices could help solve the dilemma.
Generally speaking, summertime has a negative impact on the workplace. Twenty-percent report productivity goes down. A... Read more
Is Working From a Virtual Office Safer?BOSTON—I haven’t seen any specific studies that offer insights into whether or not working in a virtual office is safer than working from a traditional office. But we can draw some conclusions from a new Stables.com survey of small business managers and office workers on office health and safety.
The Staples survey showed gaps in office workers' awareness of com... Read more
Flexible Work, Virtual Offices, Workshifting and Employee RetentionBOSTON—The Families and Work Institute just released its 2012 report on employers who offer workers perks like flexible work, healthcare benefits, retirement and leave. The overarching results: flexible benefits around place and time are on the rise.
"Flexibility that enhances an employee's ability to decide when and where they accomplish their work tasks is on the rise with increases in the proportion of employers allow... Read more
How Do Virtual Offices Fit Into Flexible Working Trends?BOSTON—Want to know what the experts are saying about flexible working? The Society of Human Resource Management just wrapped up a conference about its latest employer survey—and there was plenty of talk about flexible working.
Ellen Galinsky, president and co-founder of the Families and Work Institute, said emphatically that flexibility is not on a fast track, but it's on a steady track to becoming the new normal. That ... Read more