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Global Mobility Situations Resulting from COVID-19

Global Mobility Situations Resulting from COVID-19

Aug 05,2020 |

Global Mobility Situations Resulting from COVID-19

This episode explores employee mobility situations arising from impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Host: Jennifer Namazi, Content Director, NASPP

Guest: Marlene Zobayan, Partner, Rutlen Associates

Episode Notes: 

What overall impacts has the COVID-19 pandemic had on mobility? (3:06)
Three different mobility situations resulting from the pandemic (4:14)
The challenges created by unforeseen mobility situations (6:50)
Are there any exemptions for employees caught in these mobility situations? (8:40)
Have any U.S. states issued guidance? (13:44)
What should companies be doing about COVID-19 related mobility situations? (15:17)
Messaging to employees about mobility impacts and considerations (23:04)
Where does compassion for an employee's situation fit? (27:04)

Resources mentioned in this episode:

New COVID-19 Related Mobility Situations (NASPP Blog)
COVID (Tele) Commuting Conundrums (NASPP Silicon Valley Chapter meeting presentation)
COVID (Tele) Commuting Conundrums (NASPP Silicon Valley Chapter meeting handout)

About our Guest:

Marlene Zobayan is a partner of Rutlen Associates LLC. She has over twenty years of international tax and benefits experience, including global equity plans, mobile employee taxation, global compensation and benefits. She provides a holistic and proactive range of services to her clients, including global equity plan design, tax reviews and tax optimization, assistance with local approvals and filings, communications, and designing administrative processes. She is a regular speaker and author on global stock plan and rewards issues.

Prior to joining Rutlen Associates, Marlene was the practice leader on the West Coast for Deloitte Tax's Global Rewards group and managed their news alerts for global equity plan changes.

Marlene has a Physics degree from Oxford University; she is a member of the U.K. Association of Tax Technicians, a US Enrolled Agent and Certified Equity Professional. Having previously chaired the Advisory Board, Marlene now sits on the Curriculum Committee of the Certified Equity Professional Institute.
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