Government Affairs & Global Mobility

Our government affairs efforts have three primary goals: ensuring that lawmakers hear and understand our industry’s positions when developing public policy, advocating for the most favorable outcomes, and keeping you informed of all relevant developments affecting the globally mobile workforce.

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Worldwide ERC® Current Legislative Agenda

Our communications efforts to keep you informed include government affairs-focused news articles, a regular Tax & Legal Update newsletter, quarterly Tax & Legal webinars, and in-person meetings. Our newest addition is a quarterly legislative agenda, giving you details on the background, status, Worldwide ERC® position and any supporting or partnering organizations we may be working with on key issues. We are currently working on:

  • Funding for Paycheck Protection Program
  • Stimulus Payments for Employees
  • Relief for Household Goods Transportation Providers
  • Reinstatement of Moving Deduction and Reduction
  • Unintended Residency Tax Implications of COVID-19 Restrictions

For more information, See the Q1 Legislative Agenda

In addition, here are some other major areas we’re currently monitoring or engaged in:

  • Brexit – consequences of a hard exit to talent mobility.
  • Global data security and privacy
  • E.U. posted workers and audit rotations
  • Global trade and ratification of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
  • Opportunities and risks of emerging technology (blockchain, smart contracts, cybersecurity and wire fraud).

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See a public policy opportunity, challenge or risk? Share it with us

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Learn About Referral Fees

Properly structured referral fee programs are an accepted practice in the U.S. relocation industry.

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Join a Global Mobility Forum

Stay in the know by joining one or more of our five forums focused on global, immigration, tax, real estate and mortgage, and regulatory and compliance issues.

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Participate in the Worldwide ERC® Community

Our dedicated community is open to all interested stakeholders, with groups for each of the five Forums – sign in and join one or more discussion group to share your feedback, pose your questions and keep up to date with the issues, meeting agendas, minutes and more.

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 How Worldwide ERC® Works

The global regulatory environment is highly complex and impacts talent mobility in a number of ways, across multiple industry sectors. Our government affairs and advocacy efforts rely on an effective combination of:

  • On-the-ground intelligence about industry-specific issues, challenges, opportunities and risks
  • Tax, legal and other compliance and regulatory understanding and expertise
  • Strong relationships with policymakers and other supporting organizations with shared interests
  • An executive-level decision making process for setting priorities and allocating resources

Worldwide ERC®’s approach brings all of those together through:

  • Five Forums, each with a different focus: global, immigration, real estate and mortgage, regulatory and compliance and tax
  • A Government Affairs Council, the primary governance body for Worldwide ERC®s government affairs programs
  • Leadership from the Worldwide ERC® President and CEO, Government Affairs Advisers and Tax Counsel
  • The Worldwide ERC® Board of Directors, who ultimately decide the appropriate level of response to the issues presented by the Government Affairs Council – watch and monitor, actively support by partnering with other organizations, or take a leading role.

Tax & Legal Mastersource

The Worldwide ERC® Tax & Legal MasterSource is an online, in-depth reference tool delivering detailed, searchable information on industry issues like state and federal tax code, home sale assistance programs, disclosure, agency relationship, environmental concerns and more. Available on an annual subscription basis, it's the most comprehensive collection of U.S. relocation tax and legal reviews for mobility professionals.

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