Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) will allow many staff to work from home permanently, according to new internal guidance.
The news comes after Microsoft previously announced it would not reopen U.S. offices until 2021 at the earliest.
Roles that require physical presence, such as access to hardware labs, data centers, and in-person training, will remain office-based.
Employees will also be allowed to relocate domestically with approval. International relocation, if viable for the role, is also an option.
Relocation costs are covered by the employee, while home-office costs are covered by Microsoft.
Flexible working hours will not require approval from a manager.
Source: The Verge