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Work-from-home benefits could stir up new battles between workers and their bosses

Not having to commute was the equivalent of a big bonus for many employees this year — but, in the future, bosses may expect more hours in exchange for remote work, an economist says. (Danlin Zhang/The New York Times)

Not having to commute was the equivalent of a big bonus for many employees this past year — but, in the future, bosses may expect more hours in exchange for remote work, an economist says.

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