At Saks, Return to Office Means Mandatory Vaccines, Optional Manicures – The New York Times

After more than a year of remote work, Marc Metrick, the chief executive of Saks, has a message for the company’s 500 corporate employees in New York: Starting in September, the office will again become the company’s primary workplace.

“This was really great to be able to get work done at a time when it just wasn’t safe, but as it becomes safe, this isn’t the right option for us and we need to be much more office-based,” Mr. Metrick said of remote work during a recent Zoom interview. There will be new flexibility, he said, but “the default needs to be our office.”