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  • PA employer requires High-Speed internet Pennsylvania

    Hello; can an PA or Ohio employer require High-Speed internet access.

    If so...would the employer have to pay for it or can they require high speed internet access as a basis for employment.

    My employer is thinking of using the internet as a tool for training by sending out video files.

    Thanks for your help. Jim

  • #2
    What kind of job are we talking about?

    P.S. There isn't any need to post the same question twice for two different states. I've deleted the second post and added Ohio to this question. Just makes it easier on everyone.
    The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.


    • #3
      PA employer requires High-Speed internet Pennsylvania product demonstrations....that sort of thing.


      • #4
        California is the only state which requires the employer to provide/reimburse the employee for tools/resources needed to do the job. So, yes, in both Ohio and Pennsylvania, the employer can make Internet access provided by the employee a condition of employment. The cost may be able to be written off as an unreimbursed business expense on your 1040, subject to certain limitations (I think it's still the excess of 2% of AGI, which would be pretty hard to reach, however).
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        • #5
          Yeah, it is, and it is

          Originally posted by Pattymd View Post
          (I think it's still the excess of 2% of AGI, which would be pretty hard to reach, however).
          I spent the weekend working on the 1040. While we completed it in record time this year, it still hurts! And, even on my pittance, a 2% floor for misc deductions and a 7.5% floor for medical expenses are out of reach. Who says government economists don't know how to count?


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