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!

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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.

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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.

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Number of Teleworkers Expected to Increase

2011, A forecast from TechCast at George Washington University said that:  ‘While a recent survey found that less than 4 % of U.S. private sector workers actually work from home, that figure could reach as high as 30 % by 2019′.

 
Gartner: ‘this drive to mobility will become a $1 trillion market in the next four years.’  And that ‘within this decade, most, if not all workers will be mobile to some degree.’

 
40 percent of the workforce, representing 33 million Americans, has jobs that can be performed remotely either part time or full time.
TelCoa’s 2008 recommendation to members was also that at least: 40% of an organization’s workforce (whose jobs can be performed from home) should be full-time Work@Home™ employees.

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