Save the Date | Sustainable Forestry Initiative Legislative Breakfast Reception

SAVE THE DATE   Sustainable Forestry Initiative of Vermont  Cordially invites you to a  Legislative Breakfast Reception  Friday, March 17, 2017 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Vermont State House Cafeteria  SFI Vermont Participating Members Associated Industries of Vermont Britton Lumber Durgin & Crowell Lumber International Paper Company  Catalyst Paper Plum Creek The A. Johnson Co., […]

Member Contribution: Tech Trends

The following is provided by John Burton, President of AIV member NPI, a tech­nology management company located in South Burlington. For more information, call (800) 639-6091, or go to   5 Powerful Workplace Wellbeing Technologies for 2017 Technology evolution continues to improve workplace wellbeing.  Many businesses already took the first step through the addition of ergonomic […]

Wide Ranging Chemical Bill Introduced; Manufacturers and Retailers Should Review

Legislation, H.268, was introduced this week including a wide array of new chemical regulations and legal liabilities based in part on the recommendations in the Act 154 Working Group report addressed previously (see related post here).  These changes could impact many Vermont manufacturers, other Vermont businesses including retailers, as well as out of state manufacturers. […]

Minimum Wage, Paid Family Leave, or Both?

The House General, Housing, and Military Affairs Committee is in its third week of testimony on proposals to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour (see related post for details).  Also on the Legislature’s agenda, however, is a proposal to establish a paid family leave program financed through payroll taxes, recently introduced as H.196 […]