PUBLIC COMMENT | Impact of Federal Regulations, Model for Feedback on State Regulations

The Trump Administration issued a presidential memorandum in January on permit streamlining and reducing regulatory burdens for manufacturers (click here for the memorandum). Today, the federal Department of Commerce published a Request for Information. Click here for the RFI. Specifically, the request is for information on how the “construction, operation and expansion of domestic manufacturing […]

UPDATE & ACTION ALERT | Chemical Regulation and Liability Bill Introduced in Senate, Could See Swift Action as Soon as Next Week

The Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee last week began in earnest its review of S.103, the Senate version of the broad chemical regulation and legal liability legislation previously introduced in the House as H.268. S.103 could significantly impact most manufacturers and many retailers in the state and beyond.  All manufacturers, retailers selling any chemical […]

ACTION ALERT | Pregnancy Accommodation Requirements Gaining Momentum

The House General, Housing, and Military Affairs Committee has been reviewing legislation, H.136, that would establish state requirements for accommodation of pregnant employees, and could act on the bill has soon as next week.  AIV will be providing testimony next week, but employers are strongly urged to review H.136 and to contact us at info@aivt.org […]

ACTION ALERT | Paid Family Leave Could Be Moving

As reported previously (see related post here), the House General, Housing, and Military Affairs Committee has been discussing legislation to increase the minimum wage, H.93, and create a paid family leave mandate and funding program, H.196. There has been some question as to whether the House would actually act on these bills this year.  While […]

New Legislation

The following are selected bills re­cently introduced in the Legislature that might be of interest to mem­bers.  The bill number and “official statement of purpose” are provided (please note, however, that “state­ments of purpose” are drafted by the bill’s sponsors and might not accu­rately reflect the bill’s content or im­pact).  Click on the bill number […]

Human Resources Seminar March 28

Human Resources Seminar ACA Updates | Federal Labor Rules Changes |  Legislative Outlook for 2017 Minimum Wage |  Pregnancy Accommodation | Paid Family Leave Independent Contractors/Employee Classification | Worker’s Compensation Recent State Implementation and Compliance Issues Tuesday, March 28   |   Capitol Plaza Hotel, Montpelier On March 28, Associated Industries of Vermont will host a […]

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 www.npi.net.   Management Guide to Software as a Service (SaaS) More great insights from Nick Hinge, Director of Client Technology. Business owners and Managers often rely on their […]