City of Jacksonville cataloging complaints on businesses not allowing employees to work from home

City cataloging complaints of businesses not allowing people to work from home

The city of Jacksonville is cataloging complaints on businesses not allowing employees to work from home, according to Mayor Lenny Curry.

During an update regarding the coronavirus Wednesday, Curry asked citizens to call the city at 904-630-CITY if they have a complaint regarding an employer who said they cannot work from home.

They will be looking into each complaint.

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Leaders told Action News Jax they’ve received dozens of calls about businesses and companies around town not allowing their employees to work from home.

We reported Tuesday when Curry issued the mandate that those who can work from home – have to.

It is an important part of social distancing, Curry stated.

The city has a log of complaints of businesses allegedly not allowing its employees to work from home.

"We are getting some complaints so my admin members of my team are logging those complaints. Just because a complaint comes in doesn’t mean that the employer isn’t complying,” Curry said.

The mayor previously mentioned consequences he would consider include shutting off utilities at businesses that aren’t obeying.