Facebook has announced it will allow all employees to work remotely if they have office-based jobs. However, workers may see a deduction in pay if they move to a less-expensive area.
Starting June 15, all Facebook staffers will have the ability to request working from home, but will still be encouraged to come into the office for team-building and collaborative projects.
The social media giant plans to open most of its offices in the U.S. by at least 50% capacity by early September, with a full reopening planned in October. By the end of 2021, employees will be able to work up to 20 business days from any location apart from their homes.
“As part of my commitment to remote and hybrid work, I plan to spend as much as half of the next year working remotely,” Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, told employees. “I’ve found that working remotely has given me more space for long-term thinking and helped me spend more time with my family, which has made me happier and more productive at work.”
In addition to expanding its remote work policies, the company is also allowing more workers to move to other countries. Prior to this, only workers in technical or recruiting roles were allowed this option.