New Federal Compliance Assistance Website: employer.gov

The US Department of Labor recently released a new website — www.employer.gov— as a resource for employers to have a plain language explanation of the various safety, contractor, discrimination, and wage laws that are applicable at the federal level. This new website joins the already existing worker website — www.worker.gov — that informs workers of the rights […]

Phone Lines for Employer Services & Program Integrity Units Repaired and Fully Functioning

The Vermont Department of Labor’s Employer Services and Program Integrity Units within the Unemployment Insurance Division experienced technical difficulties last week involving public phone lines. Those technical issues have been resolved, and all phone lines have been repaired and are functioning. The Program Integrity Unit can be contacted by calling 802.828.4333, and the Employer Services […]

Governor’s Award for Business Excellence in Supporting Mature Workers

The Governor’s Award for Business Excellence in Supporting Mature Workers recognizes Vermont employers who demonstrate exceptional commitment to employment practices that benefit and support the inclusion and retention of mature workers. Employers who believe they have employment practices and policies that are highly supportive of the mature workforce are encouraged to apply. Key selection criteria […]

2017 Heat Illness Prevention Resources

The following is based on recent releases from VOSHA and OSHA:  OSHA’s Office of Communications is preparing to soon launch the annual Heat Illness Prevention Campaign which will include an updated Heat Illness Prevention webpage and social media efforts using #WaterRestShade.  Once again, OOC will be looking for examples of steps that employers are taking […]