Terms and Conditions

Worldwide ERC® Community Guidelines

The Community Guidelines below have been created to help you have the best experience possible when visiting your Worldwide ERC® Community! Please know that when you’re exploring and participating in the Community, you are subject to our Terms of Use.

Please do:

  • Be polite, and treat others as you would like to be treated.
  • Stay on topic and offer constructive input to your Community peers.
  • Search for questions similar to your own before submitting a new question to the community.
  • Reward helpful community members by “liking” their posts and answers.
  • Strive for meaningful and genuine interactions.
  • Offer thought leadership that adds value to the community.
  • Showcase your company and your professional and personal brand through valuable interactions in the Community: post thoughtful responses, ask intriguing questions, float a great concept or idea!

Please don’t:

  • Spam or use the Community to market products or services.   
  • Respond to posts or individuals with negative language. We celebrate our differences and perspectives, and in this Community we do not diminish others: we learn from each other, grow, and share.
  • Self-promote or post a stand-alone solicitation of any kind, in any form.  (Depending on the context, responses to inquiries/posts with information on products or services may be appropriate.)
  • Share any copyrighted content that you do not have permission to share.
  • Post material which is known to be false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violates any law.

Overstepping the restrictions outlined above may result in a disabled account, or discontinued access to the Community.


Reporting Inappropriate or Abusive Posts

Worldwide ERC® is a diverse community, and our participants represent a range of countries, cultures, experience and perspectives. If you come across content that you believe falls outside of our guidelines, you can report it by as inappropriate or as spam by clicking the down arrow to the right of the comment, select FLAG and then the appropriate type.  Alternatively, you can always click the “Feedback” button on any page to anonymously report an offensive comment or post on that page.

We are working to build and maintain the Community as a respectful, information-rich resource for all who visit, and appreciate your attention to these guidelines.

Many thanks!

Your Worldwide ERC® Community Manager

Antitrust/HR Issues

Federal Antitrust laws prohibit agreements among employers not to recruit certain employees or not to compete on terms of compensation (Department of Justice/FTC Antitrust Guidance For Human Resource Professionals (https://www.justice.gov/atr/file/903511)

In compliance with antitrust requirements, Worldwide ERC® publishes surveys reporting composite data that enable HR professionals to learn the types of benefits employers offer to transferees and the range of costs that employers incur when transferring employees to new locations. These surveys promote competition by helping employers to benchmark their practices. 

When visiting your Worldwide ERC® Community, you can ask general questions such as whether Community members provide certain types of benefits to transferees, whether they pay a sliding scale of benefits based on factors such as the transferees salary or transfer location, etc. 

You cannot ask specific questions such as how much is the total dollar value that a Community member will currently pay to a transferee moving from X to Y or how much is the maximum commission that a Community member will pay to a real estate broker.

The government antitrust enforcers believe that general information provided by a trade association usually promotes competition but direct one on one communications between employers involving specific details of how much an employer is currently paying for salaries or types of benefits is anti-competitive and could violate the Antitrust laws.