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Can we require remote employees to inform us when they move to a new city or state?

Answer from Kim, SPHR, SHRM-SCP:
Yes, you can and should require that remote employees notify the company when they move. There may be compliance and tax obligations when an employee relocates to a new city or state—not only for the employee, but also for you as the employer. For example, a relocated employee may now be owed a higher minimum wage or be eligible for paid sick leave. Workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance may also be affected.

Kim is a results-driven HR Professional with experience from diverse industries, including but not limited to, transportation, environmental services, staffing, pharmaceutical, market research, banking, retail, software development and education non-profit. In her spare time, Kim enjoys the beautiful view from her home and being with her husband and their German shepherd, Fin.

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