The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the way employers do business, including remote working arrangements that were forced upon many employers and employees in an effort to limit the spread of the disease. Initially viewed as temporary with a limited duration, remote working is still going strong after six months for many office-based employees with no immediate end in sight.
As a result, some employees are taking the opportunity to move out of the city where their office is located and, in some more extreme examples, moving out of the state entirely. While the increased flexibility from working remotely may be beneficial for everyone, employers should consider certain compliance issues when their workforce is on the move.
Wage and Hour Laws
In general, the physical location in which work is performed will determine which wage and hour laws must apply. If a remote employee moves out of the city in which their employer is located but remains in California, California wage and hour laws will continue to apply to the employee. Read More