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The likelihood of commuting during both peak periods was slightly lower for telecommuters than for workers who commuted to work. (Shutterstock)

Telecommuting can reduce congestion, but might create other traffic problems

The potential benefits of telecommuting could quickly be erased because of the behavioural changes it brings about in the medium and long term.
About seven times as many Americans are working from home since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. scyther5/Getty Images

Telework mostly benefits white, affluent Americans – and offers few climate benefits

Working from home has become the new norm for many during the pandemic. But it’s an opportunity that divides along racial and economic lines – and isn’t as beneficial to the environment as many believe.
Working from home isn’t an option for low-income employees and primarily benefits those who make more money — and save more money as a result. (Alizee Baudez/Unsplash)

Remote work worsens inequality by mostly helping high-income earners

The higher a person’s salary, the most likely they are to be able to work from home; it’s not an option for most low-income workers. Here’s what governments can do to help encourage more remote work.
Essential workers expose themselves to the coronavirus every day. zoranm/Getty Images

Lead with empathy during the COVID-19 crisis

The coronavirus pandemic is a stressful time for everyone. Here are some ways employers can help their employees through this crisis.

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