Work from home amid Coronavirus epidemic?

That’s a good question.

No, Employer Did Not Hide Work From Home Advice On COVID-19 Poster

A Facebook post shows a photo of a poster in which one of the recommendations is covered by a piece of paper. “An employer posts a coronavirus warning to employees but covers up the part about ‘staying home when sick,'” the caption states, before adding: “That’s why universal paid sick leave is important.”

No, Employer Did Not Hide Work From Home Advice On COVID-19 Poster

I am over forty, and unfortunately I have never learned the difference between “paid sick leave” and being fired without even so much as unemployment, let alone employment-based health insurance.

When you work from home, you are essentially a contractor, not an employee.

I am sorry, but when you work from home, you have to bill your employer from home to collect a paycheck somehow, or else years later the employer will claim to have been defrauded online through their payroll system for all the years that you worked for them. No co-workers or other witnesses ever saw you show up at the jobsite.

That relationship is not close enough to be classified as employer/employee.

That article is from India. In the U.S. (or Canada or Western Europe, or even parts of Russia, China, South Korea, Singapore, Japan, etc.) you are competing directly with them when you work from home, and your living expenses will almost surely be greater than theirs, because their government blesses that situation for them, whereas ours in the U.S. does not even allow us to compete on a level playing field in international markets.

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