COVID-19 Resources

Altair Alert: COVID-19 France Immigration Update

[Published September 7, 2020] As the Coronavirus continues to spread, countries are each taking different measures to try to stunt the growth of infection. With health authorities reporting France nearing an all-time high in COVID-19 infections and seeing a rise in hospitalisations, the country has enacted specific measures that affect travel and immigration from certain countries. Learn more about the current impact on France in this Altair Alert.

France COVID-19 Immigration Update from Altair Global
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Altair Alert: New Belgian Rules on COVID-19

[Published August 21, 2020] On August 20, the National Security Council and the Home Office in Brussels, Belgium issued the latest COVID-19 measures. Altair Global breaks down the new rules put in place for this region, as well as how it affects those in the mobility industry.

Altair Global COVID-19 Impacts Benchmark

[Published July 17, 2020] In June 2020, Altair’s Global Consulting Services team conducted a pulse survey of Altair’s Client Services and Operations team members to gauge their clients’ reactions to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. View our findings in our benchmark.

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Altair Advisor: Managing the Experience Through COVID-19

[Published April 8, 2020] As governments, corporations and individuals try to make sense of this new world order, information is coming at us from all sides. Whether practicing social distancing and sanitary precautions in a workplace environment, working from home or quarantined by government or by choice, everyone is feeling the wrath of COVID-19. As with any national or international crisis, there is an underlying fear and anxiety that is understandable due to the unknown aspects of our foreseeable future; however, we all know and can take solace in the fact that “this too shall pass.”

Altair Alert: Novel Coronavirus

[Published February 4, 2020] The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a health emergency of international concern for the novel coronavirus on January 30, 2020. Coronaviruses (CoV) can cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. The current outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was first reported in Wuhan, China, on December 31, 2019, and Altair Global has actively monitored the outbreak of the novel coronavirus and its impact on global mobility employees since.

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WEBINARS ON COVID-19

As COVID-19 updates are revealed and companies work endlessly to cope with the ever-changing climate, join us on our COVID-19 related webinars as we dive into the details that matter most for mobility in this unique time.

WERC Webinar: RMC Issues - Road to Recovery: The Talent Mobility Perspective

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Join Altair Global’s Kathryn Cassidy, President and COO, Jim Edwards, SVP of Global Supplier Partnerships, and Mary Beth Nitz, VP of Global Consulting Services, in this Road to Recovery webinar session as they discuss the road to recovery from the perspective of the relocation management companies, clients and third-party supplier networks, including:

  • Current trends in programs and policies as well as customer sentiments that have come to light during the pandemic
  • Ongoing challenges and strategies for service stability for supplier networks during the road to recovery
  • Future predictions and recommendations for the new landscape of talent mobility and benefits

While no one knows exactly how long mobility will be impacted, it is certain that we will return to a brave new world of talent attraction and global mobility.

*Note: Must have a premium subscription through Worldwide ERC® to view with login required.

GTN Webinar: Return to Work Strategies and Overcoming COVID-19 Related Challenges

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In this hour-long session conducted by Global Tax Network, International SOS provides an update on the current state of domestic and international travel as well as best practices to keep everyone safe throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

Additionally, Altair Global’s Brian Potts, EVP of the Americas, joins speakers from various relocation management companies to discuss the following:

  • Case studies and success stories from the pandemic
  • Mobility trends during COVID-19
  • Each mobility company’s return to work strategies

Altair Global Webinar: COVID-19 & Corporate Mobility Tax Impacts: What You Need to Know

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When the COVID-19 pandemic hit worldwide, it disrupted several aspects of global mobility, with tax and finances being no exception. Join Susan Myers, Senior Vice President of Global Financial Services at Altair Global, and David Oltman, Chief Compliance Officer at Ineo LLC, as they discuss how mobility tax has been impacted as businesses start to navigate through the changing landscape and attempt to return to business as usual. Together, they cover:

  • Mobility tax impacts for:
    • Companies vs. Assignees
    • Virtual Presence vs. Actual Presence
    • Domestic Temporary Assignments (DTAs) and Extended Business Travelers (EBTs)
  • Compliance issues surrounding Multi-state Temporary Assignments
  • The absolute requirement of Pre-move or Pre-assignment Tax Briefings
  • The future: impact of remote working post-COVID-19

Additional Information and Resources

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  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

    The CDC offers up-to-date information on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 through their website.

  • World Health Organization

    The World Health Organization offers up-to-date COVID-19 guidance for both the general public, as well as country and technical guidance.

  • Fragomen — Immigration Update: Coronavirus

    Fragomen frequently updates this page to include a map of current COVID-19 travel restrictions.

  • Deloitte

    Interactive map with information on travel and social impacts by country, including entry closings and quarantine notes.

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