Google may cut the pay of employees who worked in-office before the pandemic but now plan to work remotely on a permanent basis, Reuters reported.
The search-engine giant offers employees a calculator that allows them to see the effects of a move, the new site said.
“Our compensation packages have always been determined by location, and we always pay at the top of the local market based on where an employee works from,” Reuters cited a Google spokesperson as saying.
The news service said it saw screenshots of Google’s internal salary calculator and that it shows that an employee living in Stamford, Connecticut, which is an hour from New York City by train, would be paid 15 percent less if that person worked from home.
At the same time, a colleague from the same office living in New York City would see no reduction in pay by working remotely, it added.