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5 Tips All Remote Workers Should Know

There are many benefits to remote work. You get to skip the commute, wear whatever you want, and take work with you on vacation. But there are also some things to consider before taking your job remotely. Our California employment law team discusses five factors to be aware of if you work remotely.

1. Non-Compete Rules

Many employers have non-compete rules in their employee contracts. Remote employees may be tempted to pick up freelance or other remote work on the side. Before doing so, make sure to read your contract closely and be aware of any restrictions you may have.

2. Classification

When working remotely, it is crucial to make sure that you are classified correctly. There is a big difference between being an employee and a contractor. This difference can affect things such as benefits, pay, and taxes. Make sure you know what category you fall into before starting remote work to avoid any issues later.

3. Overtime

Even when remote, employees must receive overtime pay for any hours worked over 40 per week. Make sure to keep track of your hours and alert your employer if you are owed overtime pay.

4. Privacy

When you work remotely, your employer may provide you with work equipment, such as a phone or computer. Be mindful of the websites, communications, and accounts you access on work-issued devices, as they can be monitored. Be aware of the privacy policy at your remote workplace to ensure that you stay in line with their expectations.

5. Tax Implications

Knowing the tax implications for yourself and your employer is essential when working remotely. Different taxes may apply depending on where you live. Ensure you understand the situation and have all the documentation to comply with tax laws. Update your employer anytime you move states or countries to ensure that you file correctly.

Have Questions About Remote Working? Contact Southern California Labor Law Group PC Today!

At Southern California Labor Law Group PC, our experienced employment lawyers can help you navigate remote working requirements. We understand the ever-changing remote workplace and will provide guidance and protection for all remote workers. Contact us today to learn more about remote work requirements in California.

Call today at (424) 306-1515 for a free consultation.