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How to Employ—and Payroll—a Telecommuter Working from Home Overseas

Telecommuting used to be rare because it used to be almost impossible. Before today’s sophisticated workplace information technology, logistical challenges made it tough for a “lone wolf” employee to work remotely from home, disconnected, out-of-touch, inaccessible and isolated from the workplace, apart from supervisors, colleagues and customers. “Getting the job done” used to be hard without direct access to a secretary and to employer infrastructure, company resources and back-office support.

Telecommuting Benefits Have Tripled Over Past 20 Years, SHRM Survey Shows

The proportion of employers that offer some form of telecommuting as an employee benefit has tripled during the past 20 years, from 20% to 60%, according to a comprehensive new survey from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Key Telecommuting Issues Affecting Employers

More than 30 million Americans work remotely at least one day per week. And telecommuting is likely to increase even further in the years ahead.

Top Telecommuting Issues Affecting Employers

More Americans are working from home than ever before, but this trend also brings along many legal compliance issues. On this podcast, attorney Todd Wulffson discusses how employers can avoid telecommuting trouble.

When Working at Home Is Productive, and When It's Not

When Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced a complete ban on working at home in late February, she sparked an uproar in the media, not to mention in the halls of Yahoo itself. The ban goes into effect in June and impacts everyone, including employees who had previous agreements with the company allowing flexible work arrangements. One irked employee sent an anonymous e-mail to the technology blog AllThingsD saying the new policy is "outrageous and a morale killer."

Should Your Employees Telecommute?

Technology advances and innovations bring advantages and efficiencies. But, sooner or later, most changes bring potential disadvantages as well. In the end, we can’t resist technological change: the trick is to leverage the advantages against the disadvantages and be prepared to address the downside.

From Freelancers to Telecommuters: Succeeding in the New World of Solitary Work

As the economy flirts with a double-dip recession and cost-conscious companies hesitate to re-hire, the workplace for many Americans has shifted away from crowded offices to a new world of solitary work. From freelancers to telecommuters to laid-off workers making do with temporary gigs, an increasing number of Americans are reporting to work each day from a corner of their home, a space in the garage, a private office or even a table at the local coffee shop.
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