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Amazon Fight Over Work-From-Home Expenses Set to Head to Trial

  • Amazon failed to get workers suit over expenses thrown out
  • Companies facing flurry of complaints from home-bound workers
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Amazon.com Inc. workers seeking to recoup expenses incurred while working from home during the pandemic moved a step closer to trial when a California judge rejected the e-commerce giant’s request to dismiss the lawsuit.

David Williams, a California-based engineer for Amazon, claims in the proposed class-action lawsuit that the company violated state laws by failing to come up with a policy to compensate employees for remote work-related expenses. The lawsuit could cover several thousand people employed by Amazon in California, who ended up footing $50 to $100 a month for home internet and office expenses.