Facebook and Microsoft allows employees to work from home till end of year

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 09, 2020, 05:24 PM IST
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Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook logo. (Zuckerberg's image taken from bill_posters_uk) Photograph:(Agencies)

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Facebook and Google employees to work from home for next few months.

Facebook has announced that it will be allowing all its employees to work from home till the end of this year.

The decision has ben taken after considering the safety and wellbeing of its employees and their family members. The social media giant has also decided to keep its offices shut till July first week.

The announcement was made keeping in mind the guidelines and rules laid out by the government and the health experts.

Facebook employees have been working from home since the nationwide lockdown was initiated in march. All physical company events, which required presence of more than 50 people, have also been cancelled atleast till June 2021.

The company has also clarified that it would continue to pay hourly employees who may not be able to work because of reduced staffing, office closures, or if they are sick.

Microsoft, too, has allowed its employees to take the option of work from home till October 02. Google India is expected to follow the examples of its opponents, and offer the same option to Google employees.

(With inputs from ANI)