President’s Corner
TelCoa thanks U.S. Representatives Jim Himes, Rosa DeLauro, and Elizabeth Esty for introducing the Multi-State Worker Tax Fairness Act, H.R. 4085, 113th Congress. We strongly support this crucial legislation. The bill would finally eliminate the telecommuter tax, a steep penalty often resulting in double taxation of income that interstate telecommuters earn at home. The telecommuter tax unfairly burdens telecommuters and their employers and limits telework adoption. Congress must make the Multi-State Worker Tax Fairness Act law! TelCoa and other advocates are working to secure the bill’s enactment, but we need your help! >>> Read More...
Guest Columnist
4 Great Examples of Telework’s Impact by: Brie Weiler Reynolds As champions of telecommuting and flexible work options for all, we certainly don’t have to tell TelCoa readers about the benefits of telework--we all know and love them. But as organizations like ours work to spread awareness of, and support for, flexible ways of working, it’s really important to remember the individuals for whom we work--the millions of professionals whose lives would be positively impacted by more access to telework and flexible jobs. At 1 Million for Work Flexibility, we hear daily from supporters about why they support the expansion of flexible work options for all. Here are four great examples of why work flexibility, including telework, is vitally important to individuals, to companies, and to society. >>> Read the entire blog at...
Hot Topics & Links
"Working from home not for everyone, but it can still be a 'win-win' for many workers and employers" is an article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer featuring TelCoa President Chuck Wilsker and Advisory Board member Diane Stegmeier. For the complete article, > click-here... -------------------------

Gary Arlen

Gary Arlen is President of Arlen Communications Inc., a Washington-area research and consulting firm specializing in converging media, telecommunications and information services. Arlen’s primary focus is on the development of new applications and services that are enabled by digital, broadband and interactive media platforms.
For more than 30 years, Gary has conducted extensive research on business development and customer acceptance of new telecom/media technologies. He has served on the board of directors of a public company (games industry) and on advisory boards for numerous interactive media/technology ventures. He has been on the adjunct faculty (teaching communications-related courses) at George Mason University and American University and has guest-lectured at MIT, Harvard, UCLA and countless media, marketing and technology industry events. In 2009, he keynoted the NAB Broadcast Engineering Conference. Gary contributed on-going analytical commentaries for industry periodicals. He has served on the board of advisers at numerous technology start-ups and on the board of directors for an electronic entertainment firm.

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