Uber extends telecommuting hours Employees can work from home until June 2021.

Dara Khosrowshahi, chief executive of Uber, the online car giant, announced Tuesday that employees will be allowed to work from home until June 2021,media reported. The move is not mandatory, meaning employees can return early if the company’s offices are open before then. The company is now joining Google in extending its long-distance work schedule until Next June, with employees receiving a $500 allowance for home office equipment each.

Uber extends telecommuting hours Employees can work from home until June 2021.

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“As a company built on flexible working, we want to give our team flexibility, choice and long-term clarity so they can plan ahead,” an Uber spokesman said in a statement. “The company will re-evaluate the policy next spring, but it will not shorten the time.”

Several technology companies have announced that most employees will be able to work from home by the end of 2020, and some have yet to set a date. Amazon and Apple are asking employees to return to work in January, while Twitter allows employees to work permanently from home. But Uber’s extended home-based hours may be just the beginning, and more companies will do the same.