Mandatory Paid Family and Medical Leave, Other Leave Changes

The House General and Housing Committee took an initial look Wednesday at the newly introduced H.66, which would create a mandatory paid family and medical leave program in the state.  The bill actually makes several significant changes to state law – it creates a paid leave program and fund to cover family and medical leave […]

New Legislation

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 […]

Extended Deadline: Worksite Wellness Award Application Now Open

The 2023 Worksite Wellness Award Application is open (click here)! These awards recognize awardees in four categories. Applications will be scored based on employer size. We recognize the impacts of the pandemic on worksite wellness initiatives and there is space on the application to share about these impacts. The application deadline has been extended to […]

Registration Open for HTS/Schedule B Classification Training for Exporters

Businesses seeking to better understand how to use the Harmonized Tarriff System (HTS) for imports and the Schedule B listing for exports won’t want to miss the next export training webinar on Tuesday, February 7, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Trainer Mike Allocca of Allocca Enterprises (click here) will explain the General Rules of Interpretation […]

This Week in Committees | Week of January 23

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 […]

Agricultural and Forestry Trade Show Assistance | January 31 Deadlines

Trade Show Assistance Grants  Agricultural and forestry businesses may apply for up to $5,000 to help mitigate the financial risks associated with exhibiting at trade shows and network with wholesale buyers. Funds may reimburse up to 50% of costs related to exhibiting and selling products at out-of-state trade shows or virtual shows targeting out-of-state buyers that […]

Slow Start to New Legislature but Significant Issues Expected; Employer Engagement will be Critical

The Legislature spent its first full week of the new session and biennium primarily receiving introductions from key legislative staff, administrative agencies and non-governmental stakeholders.  However, work on legislation impacting Vermont’s employers and economy is expected to start in the coming week, and employers are strongly encouraged to contact us to provide point persons we […]

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 […]

The Week in Committees | Week of January 9

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 […]