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Remote Work Relocation Causes Headaches for Managers

May 4, 2021


Michael Alexis first noticed that a handful of his employees had moved to vacation destinations after several months into the pandemic. Alexis, who is the CEO of TeamBuilding, a game company based in Washington state, was enthusiastic about the flexibility offered by a virtual work environment, but soon encountered a slew of legal and tax challenges in employing workers across different cities, states and countries.

“You need to know that even if your employee moved there and started working there and didn’t tell you, you would still be accruing that liability,” Alexis said. “It’s very important to know where they are and what your responsibilities are as an employer.”

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