Forced Remote Work Arrangements Resulting in Increased Working Hours for Many


Norwalk, CT. [April 14, 2020] A recent survey conducted by Norwalk, CT-based OperationsInc ( has found that 63 percent of newly remote employees are working more hours in the COVID-19 world.

The human resources consulting firm, which is one of the largest in the country, polled more than 400 full-time remote workers throughout the United States to gauge how working habits have changed since March 1, 2020, when many businesses shifted to remote work.

“One of the inherent dangers of working from home is not knowing when to shut things down and stop working,” noted OperationsInc CEO David Lewis.

Many of those workers who are fortunate enough to be able to perform their job from the safety of their homes are working remotely for the first time.

“These numbers show that most remote workers have not yet found a balance,” Lewis added.

The downward trend in the U.S. economy may also be fueling an increased pressure for remote workers to dedicate more time to work-related tasks.

“Employees want to demonstrate their value during these uncertain economic times,” Lewis stated. But he cautions employers to be watchful for indicators of employee burnout.

Though the vast majority reported working more hours, twenty-eight percent of those surveyed reported they are working the same number of hours they worked prior to March 1st, and just eight percent reported they are working fewer hours.

Polling numbers were collected online as part of OperationsInc’s ongoing free webinar series, “COVID-19: Your HR Questions Answered”. Data was collected from over 400 participants throughout the United States, more than 75 percent of whom reside the northeast corridor.

Companies can register to participate in this ongoing educational series by visiting


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Founded by CEO David Lewis in 2001, OperationsInc specializes in HR solutions for businesses of all sizes and across all industries. OperationsInc has a portfolio of over 200 different HR related services, including  Human Resources Outsourcing and Consulting, Managed Payroll Services, Payroll and HR Contingency and Continuity Planning, Reduction in Force Management and Administration, Interim and Emergency HR and Payroll Support, Outsourced Recruiting Services, HR Crisis Management Services, Online Training & Development Services, Employee Leave Management, Organizational Development Services, and Benefits Administration.

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