Trudging to the office is so … 2019. But for payroll professionals, the remote work trend has created a host of new complexities and compliance risks.
Warning: During the peak of the pandemic, many states relaxed their withholding rules to accommodate employers. But that benevolence has ended and states are once again aggressively enforcing their withholding rules for remote workers. The impact: Having employees working from different states will likely trigger unintended payroll liabilities in states far from your corporate offices.
Even if employees work only one or two days a week from home in different states, you could be liable to pay taxes in those states. And one tax liability usually leads to a host of others. Depending on state rules, you could also be on the hook for corporate, excise, and unemployment taxes. State minimum wage and wage payment laws present another surprise liability.
Don’t get caught unprepared and out of compliance. States, like the IRS, are unforgiving.
In this new webinar training, learn the ins and outs of labor and tax laws when dealing with remote workers. Discover how to track remote employees' time, comply with new payroll laws and avoid penalties for failing to pay employees properly. Learn what you need to know to avoid surprises and fines later.