Your Place or Mine? Remote Worker Can File FEHA Suit in Her Home County

December 15, 2022 | From HRCalifornia Extra

by Michelle Galbraith, J.D.; HR Adviser, CalChamber

During the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 35 percent of U.S. businesses increased their number of teleworkers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which also reported that of those businesses, more than 60 percent intend to keep their teleworking arrangements in place permanently.

“When a business chooses to allow permanent teleworking, a number of employment-related issues are implicated, including timekeeping, expense reimbursement and workers’ compensation coverage,” said Bianca N. Saad, CalChamber’s Vice President of Labor and Employment for Content, Training and Advice. “Foundational to all issues, however, is which jurisdiction’s laws apply to the teleworking employee.” 

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