By joining, you acknowledge that you have read, comprehend, and agree to comply with ERC's guidelines for membership
THE INDIVIDUAL COMPLETING THIS APPLICATION (INDIVIDUAL) IS APPLYING FOR MEMBERSHIP WITH ERC (Employers Resource Council), a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) employers association. By submitting this application, your organization agrees to pay in full annual membership dues as well as fees for products and/or services provided outside the realm of membership upon receipt of invoice. Membership may be cancelled at any time upon written notice to ERC, or by action of ERC. Membership dues paid to ERC are non-refundable.
Annual membership dues are based on the number of full-time equivalent (FTE) employees employed by the organization that work at the location(s) for which the member services will be used. Membership is renewed automatically based on the date you join ERC. Dues invoices are sent 60 days prior to renewal and are payable upon receipt to ERC. An application fee of $150.00 will be added to your first year membership dues, payable with this application, if you are applying for Regular ERC Membership.
THE INDIVIDUAL UNDERSTANDS THAT THIS APPLICATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE MEMBERSHIP IN ERC. Membership is at the discretion of ERC, consistent with the association’s by-laws and all applicable laws governing ERC. All information provided to ERC on this application and submitted in the process of using ERC member services will be kept confidential (including survey responses and HR Help Desk requests) unless you or another representative of your organization provides consent to share the information. In addition, by submitting this application, your organization agrees that upon membership in ERC, all copyrighted ERC materials are to be used strictly for your organization’s internal purposes only.
Any materials provided to ERC members may not be used for any purpose other than for the members’ benefit. Any reproduction or utilization of these materials outside your organization is prohibited without written permission from ERC and may result in termination of membership and/or legal action. This specifically includes:
ERC surveys - ERC survey information is copyright protected and the misuse of this information subjects your organization to potential litigation and possible damages paid to ERC.
If litigation is brought upon your firm for copyright infringements or violation of this agreement, your organization will assume ALL legal expenses incurred on behalf of ERC and your membership with ERC will be suspended pending the outcome of the litigation.
HR service providers (including Staffing Firms, Consultants, Brokers and Law Firms) – Information from ERC is not to be used for your organization's financial gain. This includes directly/indirectly sharing or disseminating information for your clients' benefit.
THE INDIVIDUAL UNDERSTANDS THAT ERC does not provide qualified legal opinions. Research, training or HR support information that ERC provides to its members should not be relied upon or considered a substitute for legal advice. The information that ERC provides is for general employer use and not necessarily for individual application. ERC recommends that members consult legal counsel when and if appropriate.
BY SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION, THE INDIVIDUAL ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THEY HAVE READ AND COMPREHEND THE ABOVE GUIDELINES FOR MEMBERSHIP AND THAT THEIR ORGANIZATION AGREES TO COMPLY WITH ALL TERMS HERIN. In addition, the INDIVIDUAL acknowledges that they are a duly authorized representative of the organization applying for membership.