State university faculty not entitled to reimbursement for pandemic-related remote work expenses

Two months ago, this column addressed a California Court of Appeal ruling in Thai v. International Business Machines Corp. that Labor Code Section 2802 required a private employer to reimburse its employees for equipment employees purchased to perform their work remotely, triggered by the state’s COVID-19 pandemic stay-at-home order.

Late last month, a different California Court of Appeal panel ruled in Krug v. Board of Trustees that Patrick Krug, a biology professor at California State University’s (CSU) Los Angeles campus, and other CSU instructors were not entitled to reimbursement for the cost of computers and related expenses they incurred when CSU ordered its instructors to begin teaching remotely in March 2020 due to the pandemic.

Click here to read the full article written by SCMV Shareholder Dan Eaton and published in The San Diego Union-Tribune.

September 11, 2023  |  Categories: Articles & Publications
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