Politics and Global Mobility: AIRINC's Pat Jurgens on 'The View From The Top'

    Sep 04, 2020 @ 12:30 PM / by Rob Zeitz

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    Impact of Politics on Global Mobility  

    AIRINC Global Tax Director Pat Jurgens joined Benivo’s "View From The Top" live webcast on September 2, making his debut as a regular contributor who will provide global tax insight on the show every other week.

    The topic of the day was the impact of politics on global mobility. As Pat pointed out: “Tax policy is always driven by politics,” adding “Tax policy is written by politicians.”

    The bulk of the discussion focused on the U.S. election and which of the two major candidates (Donald Trump or Joe Biden) would be better for the mobility industry. Michelle Durkin added insights from polls conducted on this topic, as well as whether Brexit would make the UK more or less global. The political aspects of virtual assignments and remote work were also discussed with the panelists as well as the audience.

    Host Brian Friedman considered the sometimes competing philosophies of Globalization vs. Nationalism. And immigration expert Julia Onslow-Cole examined the political balancing act countries need to undergo in order to protect resident labor and potentially boost their economy by welcoming overseas workers. You can access the full recording of this session by clicking here.

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    Pat Jurgens’ next appearance will be next Wednesday, September 9th and then every other Wednesday thereafter. You can join the Livestream each week at www.benivo.com/livestream

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    Topics: International Tax, Mobility Policy, AIRINC News, global compensation, Mobility trends, Tax, International Tax Guide, COVID-19, COVID-19 Recovery

    Rob Zeitz

    Written by Rob Zeitz

    Rob started at AIRINC in 2014 assisting the Data team with research projects. In 2016 he joined AIRINC’s client engagement team focused on clients with relatively smaller mobility programs. In 2019 Rob became a Client Engagement Manager, and currently works with clients of a variety of sizes and industries in the Central/Midwestern US, as well as Alberta, Canada.