this is very good and overlooked by many WFH people that used to work in New York, California, etc. but WFH in a different state
New York’s tax laws are ridiculous and if employees are WFH physically outside of NY the entire time, NY will still count those wages as “New York sourced” income.
My brother WFH in Florida for the past year but his stupid company never opened up out of state subsidiaries and he still has to treat the wages as New York sourced and therefore pay taxes on that income. If they did what your employers did, he’d have no state taxes at all to worry about.
He is trying to get re-characterized as a consultant instead of an employee bc of this