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... -------------------------

Joshua Ball

Joshua L. Ball oversees the Eastern Kentucky Distance Earning Initiative, an exciting partnership between four community and technical colleges and the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. The program serves rural Kentucky and aims to use the state’s vast digital infrastructure as an economic development tool to create the workforce of tomorrow…today.

Ball is a former journalist, newspaper executive, and healthcare public relations and marketing executive, and received national attention in 2006 when he covered the Aracoma coal mining accident. His work appeared on CNN among other national publications. He has served as a contract photographer for the Associated Press and has won more than 30 press association awards.

Still a journalist, Ball writes a weekly sports column for the Ashland (Ky.) Daily Independent. He is also co-owner of Peace of Mind Therapeutic Services, LLC, a private psychotherapy practice he opened with his wife, Tammy, in January, and President of the Ronnie Smith Foundation, a group dedicated to empowering the youth of Eastern Kentucky through positive mentorship.

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