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Conner Lantz
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Many employers have BYOD (bring your own device) policies requiring employees to use their own laptops, including backups. The downside, in addition to cost to employee, is integrating their devices into your own systems. Of course, there are also privacy and security issues involved.
Another option is to give employees a stipend to buy the devices they need. Of course, if you can’t afford that, it’s not going to do much good. The other option is to let the employees bring their office computer homes, assuming all employees have computers at work.
At end of the day, the equipment arrangements for remote work are a matter of business and budget rather than law, as long as all employees are treated fairly and consistently. In other words, there’s no law I know of that requires employers to pay for employees home-use laptops. Hope that helps. Apologize for delay. Glenn