New York Salary Working From Home in Utah? Facebook Says No.

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You're welcome to work from home, but if home becomes Salt Lake City or Denver or Albuquerque instead of San Francisco or New York, then be prepared to have your salary adjusted accordingly. 

So says Facebook  (FB) - Get Report founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who on Thursday laid out the company’s future remote-working plans.

In a video conference call with employees, Zuckerberg said Facebook will “aggressively” ramp up the hiring of remote workers, though not all employees would be allowed to permanently work from home, at least at the start.

More jarring was what he told those who are currently hunkered down in WFH-mode: Those who choose to work where the cost of living is less should expect to be paid less.

“That means if you live in a location where the cost of living is dramatically lower, or the cost of labor is lower, then salaries do tend to be somewhat lower in those places,” Zuckerberg said on the call.

Facebook already pays based on location, but Zuckerberg said employees working remotely must notify Facebook if they move to a new area before Jan. 1, 2021.

“We’ll adjust salary to your location at that point,” he said, noting it will be necessary to take taxes into account. “There’ll be severe ramifications for people who are not honest about this.”

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