Salesforce extends work from home until July 31 next year

The cloud-based software company is offering $250 to employees to procure office tools and equipment and has also altered its leave policy.

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Following in the footsteps of Google and Facebook, cloud software giant, Salesforce, has announced that its employees can work from home until at least July 31, 2021.

COVID-19 has permanently shifted working patterns as companies are being forced to embrace remote working. It is not easy to shift from offices to homes and continue working with the same zeal and comfort. Therefore, to ensure a seamless work environment, the software major is offering $250 for office tools and equipment — in addition to the $250 provided earlier in the year.

Moreover, the Company has amplified its leave policies — family care leave — making employees with children eligible for six weeks of paid time off.

In June, the Company had expanded its worldwide back-up childcare, offering reimbursement of up to $100 per day for 5 days each month. This has now been further extended to the end of January 2021.

In June, the Company had expanded its worldwide back-up childcare till summer, offering reimbursement of up to $100 per day for 5 days each month. This has now been further extended to the end of January 2021.

Earlier this month, tech giant, Facebook finally allowed work from home for corporate employees until July 2021. The decision was announced by Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook, during a weekly Q&A virtual meeting with the employees. It has also rolled out an additional $1,000 to each employee to buy supplies for a home office.

Zuckerberg had mentioned that there is no specific date or time as to when employees will be able to return to their offices.

Google and Twitter have also allowed employees to work from home “forever” if they wish so, unlike Amazon and Apple, which are expecting their employees to return to their respective offices in January 2021.