Apple delays plan to have employees in workplace three days per week

Apple Inc. delayed a plan to require employees to return again to the workplace three days per week, citing a resurgence in Covid-19 instances, marking the most recent setback in its efforts to return to regular.

The corporate knowledgeable staff Tuesday that it’s delaying the requirement, which had been slated to enter impact on Might 23, in keeping with a memo seen by Bloomberg. Nonetheless, the corporate continues to be anticipating employees to return to the workplace two days per week. The corporate stated the requirement is being delayed for “the time being” and didn’t present a brand new date. 

Apple was set to require staff to work from the workplace on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays starting subsequent week — a coverage that had been controversial amongst some employees. Already, staff have been coming in two days per week as a part of a ramp-up effort that started in April. For now, that mandate isn’t altering.

The corporate additionally advised employees that they have to once more put on masks in widespread areas — at the least in Silicon Valley workplaces. A spokesman for the Cupertino, California-based tech big declined to remark. 

Whereas the delay is expounded to Covid-19’s latest rebound, some Apple staff have complained in regards to the return-to-work plan, saying that it limits productiveness. They’ve stated that commute time takes away hours that might be put towards their work. Staff have additionally complained that the workplace return ignored the dearth of a vaccine for younger kids.

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