Amazon Loses Request To Dismiss Class Action Lawsuit For Failure To Reimburse For Work From Home Connectivity Costs

October 14, 2022
Amazon Loses Request To Dismiss Class Action Lawsuit For Failure To Reimburse For Work From Home Connectivity Costs

We predicted the Class Action Lawsuit trend would go national as a result of the “California Ruling on BYOD reimbursement” in 2014.

The Class Action Lawsuit referenced below is predominantly related to the reimbursement for Work From Home Home Internet costs.

Amazon (reported by Bloomberg) lost a request to Dismiss the Class Action Lawsuit in June of this year, and the case if proceeding.

The LA Times named the following companies : Better Mortgage Corp, Wells Fargo Bank, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Visa, Oracle and Bank of America that are also facing the same issues.

We also know of a Tier 1 (globally) Accounting Firm that lost a Class Action Lawsuit as well (we will name the company when we get confirmation that it is in the public domain.)

Class action lawsuits now off the charts (LA Times) due to failure to adequately reimburse for WFH and BYOD Smartphone Costs : https://lnkd.in/g8y5zenC

Before the pandemic and WFH started - Class action lawsuits for failure to adequately reimburse employees for BYOD and Smartphone costs were spiking : https://lnkd.in/gHibc2Re


Some Interesting Statistics :

170m Americans in 24 US states are now required under new labour laws at the state level to be reimbursed : https://lnkd.in/gb-9UDEV

Dutch government passes new labour law making it a mandatory employee right to Work From Home : https://lnkd.in/gUPAQYdu

Many EU countries have passed similar legislation as the US on Work From Home reimbursement and it is accelerating : https://lnkd.in/gPHMddPc

75% of employees never want to go back to an office Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm : https://lnkd.in/gQtHGSru



According to Vodafone 91% of employees never want to go back to an office Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm : https://lnkd.in/g6mA3m2d

Forbes “4% Of Employers Will Require Employees To Return To The Office Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm” : https://lnkd.in/gM__vezc

On average employees wish to work 3.5 days per week at home : https://lnkd.in/gd2-zsmD

McKinsey & Company Says : "75% Of Workers Want Some Form Of Work From Home & 59% Of 18 to 34 Years Old Will Quit Employer If No Hybrid Offered" : https://lnkd.in/gnwhefZJ

90% of employees surveyed feel that they should be reimbursed for the business use of their personal IT assets : https://lnkd.in/gqYCyR-k

85% of employees surveyed in used their Personal IT assets in 2021 for business purposes : https://lnkd.in/gK-F38qE

59% of all employees surveyed get neither a cellphone nor reimbursement for BYOD : https://lnkd.in/gaz36TT9

80% of all employees surveyed get neither Home Internet provided for them nor reimbursed : https://lnkd.in/gaz36TT9



Our Mobile Cost Management (MCM) solution :

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2) Keep companies labour law and tax law compliant & eliminate the possibility of a class action lawsuit

3) Keep employees reimbursed & happy in a tax efficient lower cost way than a stipend or a company provided phone & plan

4) Align your smartphone reimbursement policy to your mileage reimbursement policy. IRS has required a mileage book for years and now require a “mileage book for connectivity costs.”


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Article Source : https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-06-01/amazon-workers-close-in-on-trial-to-recoup-work-at-home-expenses#xj4y7vzkg

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