Mercedes-Benz to allow employees to work remotely through 2020

Mercedes-Benz confirmed on Wednesday it is allowing employees at its U.S. headquarters near Atlanta to work remotely through at least the end of the year.

The German automaker joins other companies such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon in allowing employees to continue working from home through 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Mercedes-Benz USA chief executive Nicholas Speeks told trade publication Automotive News that the company is able to “function effectively” while employees work remotely.

“Working remotely was the exception — for the foreseeable future, it will become the norm,” Speeks said.

The company employs about 875 people at its 200,000 square-foot U.S. headquarters, which it opened in 2018.