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While telecommuting, the umbrella term for any work occurring outside the traditional office, has ballooned over the last 20 years, some offices are rethinking overly broad policies. (Photo: iStock)

Last year, Richard Laermer decided to let his employees work from home on a regular basis. ”We hire adults, they shouldn’t be tied to the office five days a week,” said Laermer, who owns a New York-based public relations firm. “I always assumed that you can get your work  done anywhere, as long as you actually get it done.”

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