Uber asks employees to return to office twice a week

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Uber's logo is pictured at its office in Bogota

(Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc employees will have to come in to office twice a week, the company said on Tuesday, at a time when companies worldwide are adapting to hybrid working models.

Tech giants such as Twitter Inc, Meta Platforms Inc and Microsoft Corp opted for flexible working policies early on during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Peer Lyft in March shifted to a ‘fully flexible’ work option, allowing workers the choice of where to live and work.

Uber announced Tuesdays and Thursdays as “anchor days” where all non-remote employees must work from office globally, starting Nov. 1.

The ride-hailing service, however, added that employees could work from anywhere for up to four weeks per year. Last July, it had said it will let staff work from anywhere as much as half the time.

(Reporting by Mehr Bedi in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber)