Industry News: Should Workers A Pay Privilege Tax To Work From Home?

Our weekly round up of workplace news from around the web. 

Privilege Tax
Deutsche estimates its proposed tax–which hasn’t gained any traction in Washington–would raise nearly $50 billion that could be used to fund subsidies for essential workers. GETTY
  • As brightening vaccine prospects tease a return to pre-pandemic normalcy and employers map out when and how remote workers return to the office, Forbes reports that analysts at Deutsche Bank are proposing a “privilege tax” on post-pandemic work from home to subsidize lost wages for low-income workers. Comment your thoughts on the proposed privilege tax below!
  • The New York Times shares tales of New Yorkers who are returning to work – braving buildings in Midtown, schools, gyms and other communal spaces.
  • Responding to a 300 percent increase in individual task chair sales, Surface reports that Herman Miller has opened two new bricks-and-mortar locations that cater exclusively to home offices.
  • It is now clear that remote working is here to stay. Dynamic Business provides us with three keys to a successful and nurturing remote working environment.
  • Despite COVID-19, GreenBiz shares that tenants are continuing to press for greener commercial buildings.
  • Work-related stress is all too common for architects and architecture students, says Architizer. What can be done to prevent burnout?
  • Architects and designers are now searching for design solutions that will resonate well into the future, turning to ‘biophilia’ as an important source of inspiration that promotes well-being, health, and emotional comfort, reports Arch Daily.
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