Facebook Inc. said that if their work can be done outside the office, even after the pandemic, they will allow all employees to work remotely, but if they move to a cheaper area, their wages may be cut. California-based Menlo Park said in a statement Wednesday that it works from home. If these employees move to a cheaper area, their wages will be adjusted accordingly and they will be required to move to the office.
Facebook says it is more flexible for employees who are expected to return to the office. The company said: “At least half of the time should be trained in the office.” Facebook also plans to open most of the US offices. The company stated that by the end of 2021, employees can work for up to 20 working days in locations other than their place of residence.
On March 31, the staff stated that since the office was closed when the pandemic began last year, they could work remotely. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said last year that in the next five to ten years, remote workers may account for 50% of the company’s total workforce. Facebook has also increased the number of workers allowed to move to other countries.
During this month, any employee can move from the US to Canada, or from Europe, the Middle East or Africa to anywhere in the UK, depending on the company. Until January 2022, Facebook employees can move between seven other countries/regions in Europe, the Middle East, or Africa.
Other technology companies are also trying to give employees the freedom to work remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic. VMware Inc. allows its employees to become permanent remote workers, but they also cut their salaries when they leave Silicon Valley, Twitter Inc., and Square Inc. Both, led by CEO Jack Dorsey, said their employees can work full-time from home.