The hard truth about telecommuting

Source: Mary C. Noonan and Jennifer L. Glass, Monthly Labor Review, Vol. 135, No. 6, June 2012

Telecommuting has not permeated the American workplace, and where it has become commonly used, it is not helpful in reducing work-family conflicts; telecommuting appears, instead, to have become instrumental in the general expansion of work hours, facilitating workers’ needs for additional worktime beyond the standard workweek and/or the ability of employers to increase or intensify work demands among their salaried employees

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