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Multistate telecommuting has oft-overlooked pitfalls

McAfee attorney Charlie Plumb discusses liabilities involved with telecommuting employees.
Oklahoman Modified: July 9, 2013 at 10:00 pm •  Published: July 8, 2013
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Charlie Plumb is a labor and employment lawyer with McAfee & Taft.

Q: What do employers need to know about unemployment insurance for out-of-state telecommuters?

A: As with income taxes, unemployment claims are generally filed in the state in which the employee physically performed the work, even if it was performed for the benefit of a company in another state. Therefore, employers must be diligent in remitting unemployment insurance payments for telecommuting workers to the state in which the employee is doing the work.


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