It’s important to consider if employees are working from home temporarily or if this will be a more permanent solution. If it’s the latter, you may need to conduct license research at the city, town, or county level to determine if they require a home occupation or remote employee license and/or permit.
In addition to a home occupancy permit or remote licenses, there may be license requirements for both your company and your employee depending on the city or county and the business activities involved. For example, you may need to obtain a general business license on behalf of your company and a home occupation permit for your employee. Some other compliance areas to consider are: payroll requirements, foreign qualification, tax nexus, and data privacy and security.