Internet Allowance for Expense Reimbursement

Depending on the state or city you work in, you may be eligible for an internet allowance.

Data Expense Reimbursement

Under certain state laws, employers are required to provide employees with a reasonable reimbursement for business expenses incurred on behalf of an employer. Populus Group will pay W2 contractors who are working remotely and working in a designated state/city 0.10 cents per hour, up to 40 hours or a maximum of $4 per week. This payment is intended to reimburse the contractor for reasonable and necessary work-related expenses as a result of working remotely, such as cell phone use, internet, or other work-related expenses. A contractor who is an active Populus Group employee but does not report hours for the week ending date will not be reimbursed for this expense. If a contractor is currently receiving a reimbursement for a cellphone or other business-related expense as a result of working remotely, they would not be eligible to additionally receive the Data Expense Reimbursement. Contractors will be required to submit the data expense for reimbursement weekly when entering their timecards.

Please reach out to your Populus Group main point of contact on how to enter this expense, as this can differ based on your client guidelines.

Populus Group Contractors in the following states and cities would be eligible for the Data Expense Reimbursement:

  • California
  • Illinois
  • Montana
  • New Hampshire
  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota
  • Seattle, Washington

If you work in one of these states or cities, and you're currently working from home, please fill out the expense reimbursement form to request for work from home internet allowance. All requests for reimbursement must be submitted within 60 days of the accrual date. 

Please note: Internet reimbursement process may vary depending on the client/company you work for. Your Populus Group representative will be able to provide more information for you!

Internet Reimbursement Form