Google asks all North American employees to work from home

Saturday, 14 Mar, 2020

But for numerous 135,000 temps and contractors who work at Google offices but are employed by 3rd parties, working from home is not an option. Microsoft, Field, Lyft and others have addressed considerations with staff, both recommending or requiring workers to work at home, and, in some circumstances, sustaining wages regardless of diminished hours.

Google has said it will compensate hourly contract workers for the hours they would have worked if it weren't for the coronavirus and also created a fund to pay sick leave for contract workers or vendors who can't come into work.

While many companies have asked employees in certain cities to work from home or tested out large scale work from home measures, Google is among the first to ask that employees throughout the continent do so. While, Twitter said in his blog said that all the employees from home to work.

Apple and Facebook have also issued similar instructions to their staff in certain locations. Alphabet's high executives together with CEO Sundar Pichai and CFO Ruth Porat urged staff to keep motivated to run Google's global infrastructure amid sweeping adjustments and fears across the virus unfold, # reported final week. Meanwhile, Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai also asked people to maintain "social distancing" if they can to overall help the community to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Last week, Google announced that it should compensate its employees who work part-time without knowing that they have been terminated due to a cutoff rate, such as cafe employees. Google -along with Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, and Twitter - is expected to attend, she said, with numerous participants expected to join the conference remotely.

Separately, a Google spokesperson also told Reuters that the company is temporarily banning ads for medical face masks on its platform "out of an abundance of caution".

The majority of Google's 100,000-plus worldwide employees are based in North America, and the policy change represents one of the most sweeping remote-work orders in response to the outbreak. The cases of COVID-19 have spread rapidly throughout the country.

On Sunday, Apple leader government Tim Cook requested workers at a number of of its world workplaces to work remotely this week "if your job allows".