Tue, Feb 26, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Yahoo Bans Working From Home

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Yahoo is banning employees from working remotely.
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Yahoo is banning employees from working remotely.

Yahoo Inc. told employees last week that they may no longer work from home or other remote locations. The announcement came as a surprise in an industry known for non-traditional work arrangements and generous employee perks. According to the U.S. Census, the number of people working from home has increased steadily, with almost 10 percent of the workforce working from home at least one day a week. We'll discuss flexible work programs: Do they increase or hurt productivity?

Host: Michael Krasny


  • Joan Williams, distinguished professor of law and founding director of the Center for Work Life Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • John Roberts, John H. Sully professor emeritus of economics, strategic management and international business at the Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Kara Swisher, co-executive editor of All Things D, a website devoted to news, analysis and opinion on technology, the Internet and media
  • Shane Mac, director of products at Zaarly

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