home workers: think about workplace safety. besides comp, you’re still responsible for providing a safe workplace.
at the turn of the century, an OSHA letter about inspecting “home-based” workers raised a kerfuffle—until OSHA withdrew it and admitted they wouldn’t try to inspect home workers. even so, is there a fire hazard with the wiring in the home office? (because you’re liable) any slip-and-fall hazards? (because you’re liable) is the package delivery guy with the work-related document going to rob/assault/etc. your worker? (because you’re liable)
outside sales: outside salespeople aren’t exempt if they work primarily from a home office (it counts as their employer’s workplace). outside sales people must spend their time primarily “away from their employers’ place of business” or any fixed location (e.g., they mostly should spend their time traveling or at a customer’s place of business).