Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vivamus convallis sem tellus, vitae egestas felis vestibule ut.

Error message details.

Reuse Permissions

Request permission to republish or redistribute SHRM content and materials.

Remote Workers' Expense Reimbursement

Some prominent U.S. companies are being sued by remote workers alleging that their employers had a legal obligation under state law to reimburse them for work-related expenses.

The issue of paying for remote workers' expenses, whether because of legal obligations or as a way to attract and keep talent in a tight labor market, isn't going away as the pandemic recedes, even as some big-name employers, such as Tesla, demand that employees return to the worksite. According to new research by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Research, 48 percent of about 1,700 surveyed workers in the U.S. said they will "definitely" seek a remote position for their next job.

"Close to a quarter of respondents currently working in an onsite position say that they definitely want a remote role in the future," said Mark Smith, Ph.D., SHRM's director of HR thought leadership.

Read the rest of the article:
Lawsuits Put Spotlight on Paying Remote Workers' Expenses
SHRM | Jun 2022

When Should Employers Reimburse Expenses for Remote Workers?
SHRM Nov 2020

Is It Time for Employers to Reimburse Remote Workers' Expenses?
SHRM | Sep 2020

Expense Reimbursement Policy
SHRM Sample Policy

The following resources are organized under these headings:

Law Firm Articles
Charts: Rules by State
California Resources
Global Resources

Law Firm Articles

Who Pays for Remote Work Expenses? - Navigating Employer, Employee Responsibilities
Adams & Reese | Feb 2024

Remote Workers Suing Employers for Work-From-Home Expenses
CPA Practice Advisor | Apr 2022

Employers beware: You may be required to reimburse your remote employees for the cost of working remotely
Bryan Cave via Westlaw | Apr 2022

Must Companies Reimburse Employees for Home Office Expenses?
Parker Poe | Apr 2022

Does Your State Require Employers to Foot the Bill for Employees' Remote Work Expenses?
Baker Donelson | Mar 2021

Don't Get Surprised By The Costs Of Your Remote Workforce
Greenwald | Mar 2021

Expense Reimbursements in the Era of Remote Working
Seyfarth | Jan 2021

Charts: Rules by State

Remote employee reimbursement rules by state
PeopleKeep | Mar 2022

Remote Employee Reimbursement Rules by State
Paycor | Jul 2021

California Resources

An Update on Remote Work Reimbursements in California
Carothers | Jun 2022

Do Your Remote-Work Policies Comply with California Wage Rules?
SHRM | Apr 2021

What are the business-related expense-reimbursement requirements under California law?

When & How Much to Pay for Work-From-Home Expenses in a Post Pandemic World
Fox Rothschild | Jul 2021

A Refresher on California Reimbursement Requirements in a COVID-19 World
Mintz | May 2020

California Employers' Duties to Reimburse Employees Working From Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Ogletree | Apr 2020

Global Resources

International Remote Working: 3 Factors Employers Need to Know About Reimbursing Remote Employees for Work-Related Expenses
Fisher Phillips | Apr 2022

A Quick Guide to Remote Work Allowances, Stipends & Tax Relief
New Horizons Global Partners | Apr 2022


​An organization run by AI is not a futuristic concept. Such technology is already a part of many workplaces and will continue to shape the labor market and HR. Here's how employers and employees can successfully manage generative AI and other AI-powered systems.