Free Business Course for Vermont Entrepreneurs

The Small Business Administration is accepting applications for the 2021 Vermont Emerging Leaders Program which will be held virtually and is slated to begin in the spring. Emerging Leaders is an intensive executive-level series intended to accelerate the growth of high-potential small businesses in America’s underserved cities and rural areas. During the course, small business […]

ACTION ALERT | Proposals Address Key Vermont Manufacturing Tax Priorities

The House Ways and Means Committee is considering two key areas of tax reform of importance to manufacturers.  The first is a carryover of proposals from last year to change the way corporate taxable income is apportioned to Vermont, which would benefit manufacturing.  The second is a new proposal from the Administration to expand the […]

Workers’ Compensation Rates to Decline in 2021

The Administration announced that Vermont businesses will see another rate decrease in workers’ compensation insurance in 2021. This is the fifth straight year workers’ compensation rates have decreased, and when combined with decreases from 2017-2020, Vermont employers will pay an average of 36% less in workers’ compensation premiums than they did in 2016. In the […]

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

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 […]

New COVID-19 Workplace Guidance from OSHA

Responding to the recent executive order on worker health and safety, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued stronger guidance on identifying coronavirus exposure risks and implementing a COVID-19 Prevention Program at work.  Click here.