Work from Home

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Work from Home

To conduct business from one's residence as opposed to an office. Some employees may work from home on a temporary or project basis; for example, one may work from home on a weekend when the office is closed. However, others, notably the self-employed, work from home regularly because they do not have offices. The advent of home computers and the Internet have made working from home easier.
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Most days Levitan works at home late at night and early in the morning to get uninterrupted time in which to respond to the e-mails from Malaysia, Japan, Australia and England that are part of the firm's business-development work.
Ten percent of the entire US workforce works at home and the trend of the 'virtual office' is becoming more common," said Marty Marston, Public Relations Manager, IKEA, NA.
The letter explained that when an employee works at home, the employer "is responsible for correcting hazards of which it is aware, or should be aware.
An AT&T survey says its typical telecommuter saves two gallons of gas, 43 pounds of pollutants and 41 miles of travel each day he or she works at home.
The Writers Guild of America agrees with the Daily News that everyone who works at home and places no burden upon city services should be exempted from both the city home occupation permit and business license requirements.
Broadly defined, anyone who works at home, at a client's office, in a satellite office or a telework center, or on the road can be considered teleworking; the Dieringer research results announced by ITAC deal exclusively with home-based telework.