The Toronto Star is reporting that many major companies are offering free policies to employees.
The newspaper says it’s part of an effort by tech companies to “reach a more diverse workforce and make sure that the workforce is representative of their communities.”
Some tech companies, such as Apple and Google, also offer free work from home options to their employees.
The Star says some companies, including Apple and Amazon, are also offering “guaranteed work-for-life” policies, which offer an employee the right to work from anywhere in the world for up to 18 months.
The newspaper says the new policies are part of a broader trend.
It cites a survey of 1,000 people who work at major companies, which found that 60 per cent of employees are in favor of allowing their employees to work remotely.
But some employees have been unhappy about the policy changes.
Some, including former Uber driver Anthony D’Amico, have said they feel they’re being paid for their work.