January 14, 2021

The Pandemic Workforce: Employer Considerations for the Permanent Remote Employee

At the outset of the pandemic, most employers suspended concerns about the legal ramifications of having their workforce working remotely. Now, as we anticipate an extended remote work environment, or even employees seeking to work remotely on a permanent basis, employers must be mindful of potential legal implications of a distributed workforce. With employees spreading out into new jurisdictions, employers need to be concerned about establishing a taxable presence in states in which they now have employees working 6+ months of the year. This presentation discusses issues contributing to payroll taxes and other state social benefit programs; ensuring that payroll and employment practices comply with state and local law; reimbursing business expenses incurred by employees; mitigating risk of off-the-clock work for non-exempt employees; protecting trade secrets and confidential information; and managing performance.

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