It's no secret that the workplace is changing. Today'stechnology enables employees to work from anywhere in the world,while simultaneously staying connected 24/7. For telecommutingemployees, this presents unprecedented freedom in choosing where towork, and a significant portion are taking advantage of this perk.A 2015Gallup poll shows that 37 percent of American workerstelecommute at least occasionally.

For employers, there are significant benefits to embracing the“work-from-anywhere” culture.

Allowing employees to work from home helps to:

  • Attract talent from a wider geographic area
  • Boost worker retention
  • Lower fixed costs
  • Increase worker productivity

Telecommuting can also present unique challenges, including onethat most employers don't typically consider: the need for Workers'Compensation insurance to cover employees working from home orother venues not controllable by the business.

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