What are some remote hiring issues I might run into this year?
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Preparing for your first remote worker can feel overwhelming, but we’ve got you covered. Zenefits’ Senior People Ops Advisor Lora Patterson put together a list of the most important things to consider when hiring remote employees.
1. Setting up correct work locations
For tax reasons, it’s important to assign remote workers to the location where they actually perform their work, which is most often their home.
2. Managing employment laws
Employment laws vary significantly from state to state. Employers often assume that the state laws apply to employees at their headquarters also apply to remote employees. However, for the most part, remote employees are subject to the laws and benefits in the state where they perform work. This includes things like sick leave, vacation, FMLA, termination requirements, and required documents.
3. Maintaining connection
It’s important to keep remote employees engaged with the rest of the organization. There are many ways to maintain and build connections. Regular check-ins, birthday and work anniversary celebrations, and holiday parties are a few simple practices that companies with remote employees have found successful.
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