What can be said that hasn’t already been said about a state as legendary as New York? How about that Virtual Vocations is the definitive resource for New Yorkers to find work from home employment? After you access our database of New York Telecommute Jobs, you’ll be singing a new song called “I Love Virtual Vocations!”

Check out these tips for finding telecommute work in the 11th state of the Union!

New York-based Companies that Hire Telecommuters
The opportunities for telecommute work with a New York company are as varied as the state’s more than 19 million residents. Whether you want to freelance, work full-time or part-time or only partially telecommute, the “Empire State” has a company that can help you build your own virtual work empire. Apply to work for one of these New York-based businesses with a history of hiring telecommuters.

About.com (New York City) – Online content publisher
Articulate (New York City) – eLearning software company
Babble Media, Inc. (New York City) – Parenting blog and community
Brooklyn Museum (Brooklyn) – Non-profit public museum
Crowd Fusion (New York City) – Technology company
EquiFax (New York City) – Financial services
Healthfirst (New York City) – Free and low-cost family health insurance
Human Rights Watch (New York City) – An independent organization that supports and defends international human rights
IBM (Armonk) – Technology, research and software company
ideeli Inc. (New York City) – Membership driven discount shopping website
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (New York City) – Parent company of the Martha Stewart empire

National Telecommute Companies that Restrict New York Workers
We have not identified any national companies that restrict the hiring of telecommute workers from New York. Residents of New York can apply to work for renowned, national, telecommute-friendly companies like ADP Payroll Services and Convergys.

Minimum Wage Requirements
As of January 2012, the New York Minimum Wage is $7.25, which is the same amount as the Federal Minimum Wage. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, if New York’s State minimum is lower than the Federal hourly wage standard then New York automatically adopts the Federal Minimum Wage.

New York Telecommute Laws & Tax Considerations
Virtual Vocations has not uncovered any general restrictions or specialties pertaining to telecommuting employment laws or tax filing in New York.

Co-working Centers
The notion that telecommuters have to stay confined to the same four walls of their home office (or living room corner) is as false as work-from-home job ads which promise you’ll “MAKE $750 A DAY IN YOUR PAJAMAS!!!!” As the popularity of telecommuting employment boomed, so did co-working centers. These collaborative facilities allow virtual workers to rent office-like space and receive business products and services for a daily, weekly or monthly fee. Check out the following New York co-working centers:

3rd Ward (Brooklyn)
Beahive (Albany, Beacon)
Coworking Rochester (Rochester)
Dogpatch Labs (New York City)
General Assembly (New York City)
Green Spaces (New York City)
Hive at 55 (New York City)
New Work City (New York City)
Projective Space (New York City)
Tech Space (West Village, Chelsea, Union Square)
The Business Corners (Hauppauge)
The Farm SoHo (New York City)
WeWork Labs (New York City)
WixLOUNGE (New York City)

Work from Home Scams
We have not discovered any notable work from home scams that have impacted New York residents. However, if you believe that you are the victim of a work from home scam contact the New York Metropolitan or Upstate New York offices of the Better Business Bureau.

For information on work-from-home scams to avoid, review this Forbes list.

Additional Resources
If you would like to view more information about the telecommuting lifestyle, investigate virtual employment work leads and communicate with other remote workers like you, visit our Virtual Vocations forums.