Federal Vaccine and Testing Requirements Announced; Survey for Covered and Other Employers in Vermont

Yesterday’s announcement that the federal government will be implementing vaccination and testing requirements for companies with 100 or more employees, among other measures, not only poses imminent compliance and related issues for covered employers but also highlights issues and questions for all employers regarding vaccination, masking, and other COVID policies. We are currently awaiting next […]

Survey on Multigenerational Workforces

AIV’s national allies and partners at the  Manufacturing Institute are working on a new research study, funded by AARP, on multigenerational teams, demographic changes in the workplace, and recruiting and maintaining adequate workforces.  They are looking to collect information regarding current practices and attitudes related to multigenerational teams to establish a baseline of the current […]

Updated Guidance and Resources from the IRS

Tax relief for employer leave-based donation programs that aid victims of the COVID-19 pandemic  The IRS extended the tax relief provided in Notice 2020-46 for calendar year 2021 for employers whose employees forgo sick, vacation or personal leave because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Click here for more. Avoid these errors when requesting advance payments of […]

2021 National SBIR Week July 19-23

The Small Business Administration is hosting the 2021 National SBIR Week from July 19 to 23. The virtual event will connect entrepreneurs working on advanced technology to the country’s largest source of early-stage funding, the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. Also known as America’s Seed Fund, the SBIR/STTR programs provide […]

Upcoming Webinars

AIV’s national allies and partners at NAM and the Manufacturing Institute are hosting the following webinars and events that you might find of interest: Are Manufacturers Cyber-Ready for Today and Tomorrow? July 15, 2:00 pm. Click here for more. Putting Employees First with Augmented Reality. July 19, 2:00 pm. Click here for more. Best Practices […]

Updated Resources and Guidance from USDOL and OSHA

Teen Worker Safety Young worker injuries have risen since 2016. Here are seven ways employers can make sure their young workers stay safe on the job.  Click here. Labor Council Meeting This week, we participated in the first Labor Council meeting under the USMCA to discuss the agreement’s labor chapter provisions, Mexico’s labor law reforms […]

Changing COVID Guidance: Where to Go with Workplace Policies and Practices?

As expected, this week Vermont lifted its key workplace requirements related to COVID.  This comes after OSHA released updates to its workplace guidance based on the preceding changes from the CDC regarding vaccinated and unvaccinated employees. As requirements have been lifted, employers have flexibility but also some uncertainty about recommended guidance and best practices. The […]

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web

Manufacturing Blog: How Manufacturers Can Implement Digital Transformation.  ASME 6/14 “As the digital economy grows, manufacturing companies will need to embrace the steps taken by direct-to-consumer businesses to keep pace. . . .” Just-in-Time’s Skewering Is Undeserved.  IndustryWeek 6/11 “The recent pandemic affected Americans and businesses in many ways. In business, the most revealing issues […]

Upcoming Webinars

AIV’s national allies and partners at NAM, the Manufacturing Leadership Council, and the Manufacturing Institute are offering the following webinars and online meetings that might be of interest: Panel Discussion: Industrial Digitalization for Everyone. June 16, 2:00 pm.  Click here. Indoor Environmental Quality: Impact on Manufacturing Workers & Critical Upgrades. June 17, 11:00 am.  Click […]