Action Alert | Proposed Tax Increases on Corporations

The House Ways and Means Committee is considering legislation intended to increase taxes on corporations with affiliated facilities or operations in foreign countries.  AIV is coordinating opposition to this proposal and urges Vermont manufacturers and other companies with any ties to multinational corporations and operations to contact us at info@aivt.org to learn more and stay […]

New Legislation of Interest to Vermont Employers

The following are bills recently introduced that might be of interest to Vermont employers.  Text and other information about a bill’s status are available by clicking on the linked bill number.  Note that official statements of purpose might not fully reflect the purpose or effect of the bill.  If “SHORT FORM” is noted, the text […]

This Week in Committees | Week of January 29

The following are selected items on committee calendars for the coming week that might be of interest to members.  Schedules are subject to change.  If you would like more in­formation on any of these issues or others of interest to you, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@aivt.org.  You can also review full agendas […]

Trade Updates | Member Contribution

The following is provided by AIV member A.N. Deringer: ACE Reports Application: Upgrade to SAP Business Objects The ACE Reports application, currently operated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), is scheduled for an upgrade to SAP Business Objects (BO) 4.3 on January 27, 2024. This upgrade will bring about modifications to the user interface […]

Vermont Labor Market

The Vermont Department of Labor has released data on the Vermont economy for the time period covering December 2023. According to household data, the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for December was 2.2%. This reflects an increase of one-tenth of one percentage point from the prior month’s revised estimate. The civilian labor force participation rate was […]

New Chemical and Manufacturer Responsibility and Liability Bills Introduced

Chemical Liability and Regulation Although S.25 is still expected to be the major chemical regulation bill considered this session (see related post here), several new bills addressing chemicals have been introduced in recent days that should be of concern and interest to manufacturers and other employers.  AIV is closely engaged on these bills and working […]

New Legislation of Interest to Vermont Employers

The following are bills recently introduced that might be of interest to Vermont employers.  Text and other information about a bill’s status are available by clicking on the linked bill number.  Note that official statements of purpose might not fully reflect the purpose or effect of the bill.  If “SHORT FORM” is noted, the text […]

This Week in Committees | Week of January 15

The following are selected items on committee calendars for the coming week that might be of interest to members.  Schedules are subject to change.  If you would like more in­formation on any of these issues or others of interest to you, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@aivt.org.  You can also review full agendas […]

This Week in Committees | Week of January 8

The following are selected items on committee calendars for the coming week that might be of interest to members.  Schedules are subject to change.  If you would like more in­formation on any of these issues or others of interest to you, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@aivt.org.  You can also review full agendas […]

Batteries in Products: Expansion of Manufacturer Responsibility for Waste Management

The Senate Natural Resources Committee is expected to take up legislation expanding the scope of Vermont’s existing battery extended producer responsibility (EPR) program and the number of manufacturers impacted.  Under EPR, manufacturers have financial and/or administrative responsibility for collection and disposal of covered products.  Vermont has several EPR programs, including one for certain batteries. Under […]