Are Work from Home Employees Covered by Mississippi Workers’ Comp?
Work from home employment is nothing new, but it has certainly become less of an exception and more of a rule since COVID-19. The basic rule of law in Mississippi is an employee who regularly performs work at their residence with the approval of the employer while engaged in the employer’s business is covered.
Mississippi courts will look at whether the work was approved by the employer, the regularity of the work from home, and whether the injury occurred while the work was actually in progress. Another question the courts analyze is whether the work from home brings a benefit to the employer. If the work from home is purely for the employee’s own convenience, an injury may not be covered.
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