With many workplaces now going on a year with remote workers, issues that were thought to be temporary blips are turning into major headaches.
Suppose your office in Stamford, Connecticut is closed and employee are allowed to work remotely.
What happens to those New York residents who are now working from home 24/7?
What about those employees who are working in states other than those where the employer normally has an office?
We can’t begin to address all of the subjects, but the Connecticut legislature is working on one small aspect. (Update: On Monday, March 1, the General Assembly gave final approval to the bill)
As my colleagues, Lou Schatz and Elva Saltzman, have addressed in a new update, the income tax requirements of various states may create a double taxation. A new bill would reduce that at least for 2020. But uncertainties still persist.
You can read the entire piece here but suffice to say that employers need to get a handle on where their employees are working from. Some type of survey or census of employees may be needed to ensure that employers are complying with tax rules in addition to any unemployment insurance or workers compensation rules applicable in various states.