Krista Slosburg Comments on Employees Working From Home

Jun 1, 2020   Print PDF

Related Practice: Employment

Stokes Lawrence Employment attorney Krista Slosburg was interviewed by CBS News for a story about how many people are facing increased utility bills due to working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Krista Nelson Slosburg
The article questioned whether employers should be paying the additional costs employees are facing. Whether employers should be paying for certain work-related expenses depends on a variety of factors, including where the employee is located and the specific circumstances of that particular employee.

“The answer will vary state to state and even city to city,” Krista was quoted as saying. “Some states and cities have laws that actually require employers to reimburse employees for work-related expenses. Depending on what that law or ordinance provides, employers might be required to pay for internet or phone usage.”

Employers with questions about work from home policies can contact Krista or a member of the Stokes Lawrence Employment Group.