In California, employers are required to reimburse employees for necessary business expenses that are incurred during the course of employment. This includes expenses incurred while working remotely from home due to the pandemic.
Examples of reimbursable expenses for remote workers include:
- The cost of internet and phone service
- The cost of office equipment and supplies, such as a printer or desk
- The cost of necessary home office improvements, such as a ergonomic chair or standing desk
- The cost of necessary technology, such as a laptop or web camera
- The cost of necessary office furniture like a desk or office chair
- The cost of necessary repairs or maintenance of equipment used for work
- The cost of necessary safety equipment, such as a mask or sanitizer
It’s important to note that these expenses must be directly related to the employee’s job duties and must not have been reimbursed by the employer already. Additionally, the employee must submit proper documentation of the expenses, such as receipts or invoices, to their employer.
If you have not been properly reimbursed, contact Salusky Law Group. We are experts in the field of employment law.
If you believe that your employer has not reimbursed you for necessary business expenses incurred while working remotely from home, it’s important to speak with an experienced employment attorney.
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