Following in the footsteps of Meta Platforms Inc. (META  ), Alphabet Inc. (GOOG  ) (GOOGL  ) has reportedly issued a notice asking employees to return to the office.

What Happened: Google has announced a new policy requiring employees currently working remotely to return to the office, following Meta's footsteps, reported The Verge citing an internal memo.

The memo acknowledged that the pandemic necessitated remote work but emphasized the importance of in-person collaboration and connection to Google's community.

In the notice, the company stated that going forward, remote work requests will only be considered on an exception basis.

Additionally, employees not designated as remote are expected to be present in the office at least three days a week, with their absences potentially factored into performance reviews, the report noted.

Why It's Important: Earlier this month, Facebook-parent made a sudden change in its remote-work policy by mandating three days a week of in-office presence starting in September.

Salesforce, Inc. (CRM  ), a company specializing in customer relationship software, has internally introduced a time-limited initiative named "Connect for Good." As part of this program, the company has committed to donating $10 to a local charity for each day an employee chooses to work in the office.

In November 2022, Elon Musk, who bought Twitter in October 2022 for $44 billion, banned remote work at the company, saying that the social media platform needs "intense work" in the office.