Working from Home Shouldn't Cost You Money!
Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, many employers have told their employees to work from home. But did you know that, under California Labor Code section 2802, your employer is responsible to pay all work-related expenses you incur as a result of working from home? These include the following:
- Cost of internet service
Cellphone/telephone service and equipment
Home office equipment like computers, printers, copiers, and furniture
Office supplies like paper, pens, printer cartridges, and postage
Mileage and car expenses for work-related errands and travel
Increased electric bills and other utilities because of working from home
The fair rental value of the portion of your home taken up by your home office
Our law firm specializes in making sure California employees are paid properly. If you incurred expenses working from home that your employer did not reimburse in full, you might be entitled to a substantial monetary recovery.
This is very important: It is illegal for a current or former employer to discriminate or retaliate against an employee who makes a claim for unpaid wages or expenses. You cannot be penalized in any way for asserting your legal rights.
If you would like a free consultation to find out whether you have a claim, please fill out the short form below. We will keep your responses completely confidential.