How This Impacts Mobility
For the workforce mobility industry and Worldwide ERC® members, our signage of a letter to Secretary Blinken ensures that the State Department can adequately address visa operations at U.S. Embassies and Consulates, modernize visa adjudication and ensure priorities for visa processing supports U.S. economic recovery efforts. We will be tracking how the State Department will ultimately propose how to streamline delays given the U.S. is not lifting travel restrictions.
The U.S. deciding not to lift its travel restrictions means that returning to pre-pandemic levels of travel, especially within mobility and business travel, will take more time. Meanwhile, returning workers may now take the necessary steps to file H-2B petitions for returning workers for FY 2021, while the U.K.’s new visa for individuals from top global universities is another way countries are prioritizing skilled migration.
With vaccine mandates gaining ground, employers will need to be aware of their options, weighing the pros and cons for requiring employees to be vaccinated. Finally, if the eviction moratorium is extended again, it may affect transferees in that apartments that a transferee thought would be available for temporary housing may not become available if the current tenant refuses to leave at the end of a lease term.
Should any member have questions regarding these updates, please reach out to our Vice President of Member Engagement and Public Policy Rebecca Peters, email@example.com.
Join Our 5 August Webinar!
Join Worldwide ERC® Public Policy Leaders virtually on 5 August, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. ET as we discuss what to expect in the coming months and how you can play a part in our advocacy efforts in the webinar “Will the U.S. Business Tax Rate Change – and Will It Affect You?”
As we emerge from the global pandemic, we find ourselves already half-way through the first year of the Biden Administration and the 117th Congress. Will federal policymakers be able to reach agreement on top issues of concern to the global mobility and relocation industry – and what might the implications be on U.S. businesses? Will the business tax rate change? What is the current state of all-things real estate and mortgage? What other public policy surprises could be on the way?
Sign up today for the 5 August Worldwide ERC® webinar and gain valuable insight into where public policy is going and how you can help shape it. The following Worldwide ERC® public policy leaders and staff will be a part of the conversation:
- Real Estate and Mortgage Forum Chair Jay Hershman, Baillie & Hershman
- Tax Forum Vice Chair, Jen Stein, GTN
- Regulatory and Compliance Vice Chair Jeff Margolis, SIRVA
- Rebecca Peters, Worldwide ERC® Vice President of Member Engagement and Public Policy (moderator)