Telework

Telework

Compiled by Jessica Jackson-Yoo, LICSW

Topic Page Advisor:
Ellen Ernst Kossek, Ph.D.

Statutes by Theme: Telework (2009)

The Work and Family Statutes by Theme are presented primarily for state policy makers to help provide an overview of the laws that have been passed in various states that are relevant to work and family issues.

Please click here to download: https://workfamily.sas.upenn.edu/sites/workfamily.sas.upenn.edu/files/imported/pdfs/SBT_Telework.pdf

A Sloan Network Fact Sheet on Telework (2008)

The Sloan Work and Family Research Network has prepared Fact Sheets which provide statistical answers to some important questions about work-family and work/life issues.

Click here to download the Sloan Network Fact Sheet on telework: https://workfamily.sas.upenn.edu/site/workfamily.sas.upenn.edu/files/imported/pdfs/telework.pdf

Policy Mini-Brief Series, 2009, Issue 08 - Telework

By Mary Curlew, LICSW and Julie Weber, JD

The Sloan Work and Family Research Network has created a series of publications called the Policy Mini-Brief Series.  These publications are shorter, complimentary briefs to the Policy Briefing Series, providing state legislators and their staff with a one page summary of work-family policy issues.

Download Issue 8 in this series, entitled "Telework": https://workfamily.sas.upenn.edu/sites/workfamily.sas.upenn.edu/files/imported/pdfs/minib_telework.pdf

Managing the Virtual Workforce (2009)

Managing the virtual workplace. (2009). Business Week. Retrieved from http://www.businessweek.com/managing/special_reports/20090616managing_the_virtual_workforce.htm

This special report from Business Week discusses how different personalities respond to virtual work, tips from an Ernst &Young executive with ten years of virtual management experience, and making virtual communication as effective and authentic.

Work-at-Home Patterns by Occupation (2009)

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2009, March). Work-at-home patterns by occupation. Issues in Labor Statistics, 9(2). Retrieved from http://www.bls.gov/opub/ils/pdf/opbils72.pdf

This paper provides the percentages of full-time workers with a single job who worked at home on an average day as well as the percent of total weekly hours spent at various locations by class of worker and occupation.

Policy Mini-Brief Series, 2009, Issue 05 - Time Resources

By Julie Weber, JD

The Sloan Work and Family Research Network has created a series of publications called the Policy Mini-Brief Series.  These publications are shorter, complimentary briefs to the Policy Briefing Series, providing state legislators and their staff with a one page summary of work-family policy issues.

Download Issue 5 in this series, entitled "Time Resources": https://workfamily.sas.upenn.edu/sites/workfamily.sas.upenn.edu/files/imported/pdfs/minib_timeresources.pdf

Pros and Cons of Permitting Telecommuting (n.d.)

Ceridian. [n.d.]. Ceridian abstracts: Pros and cons of permitting telecommuting. Retrieved from http://hrcompliance.ceridian.com/www/content/10/12487/15786/15802/customer_query_101508.htm

A one-page abstract discusses the benefits of telecommuting for employers and suggests job tasks that are easily adaptable to telework.

Telework Pros and Cons (2008)

Harnish, T. (2008). Telework pros and cons. Retrieved from http://undress4success.com/telework-pros-cons/

This article “includes 28 reasons why telecommuting is good for employees, employers, and the community and backs them up with data we've collected from over 250 studies on the topic. While we're committed to promoting home-based employment, our post also covers the very real concerns that companies and employees face in adopting telework”

For more information about Undress4Success: http://undress4success.com/

Policy Briefing Series (PBS), 2008, Issue 13 - Opportunities for Policy Leadership on Providing Working Families with Time-Resources

By Melissa Brown, MSW, Sandee Shulkin, MSW, Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, PhD

The Sloan Work and Family Research Network has created a series of publications called, the Policy Briefing Series. These publications provide state legislators and their staff with answers to questions about specific work-family issues, such as, “How does afterschool care affect my constituents?” and “What can be done about telework?” This publication is mailed to legislators across the United States.

Download Issue 13 in this series, entitled "Providing Working Families with Time-Resources": https://workfamily.sas.upenn.edu/sites/workfamily.sas.upenn.edu/files/imported/pdfs/policy_makers13.pdf.

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