Updated Guidance and Resources from the IRS

Reminder for Farming Businesses: March 1 Tax Deadline  The IRS reminds those with income from a farming or fishing business to file and pay their entire tax due on or before Tuesday, March 1, 2022, if they did not make estimated tax payments.  Click here. IRS Launches New Resource Webpage with Latest Details and Information […]

Updated Guidance and Resources from USDOL and OSHA

A proposed rule would update OSHA’s powered industrial trucks standards OSHA has proposed a rule to address worker safety and health by ensuring its general industry and construction industry rules reflect current industry practice and state-of-the-art technology.  Click here for more.  White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment issues report The White House […]

Vermont Employer Webinar Thursday and Resources for COVID Mandates and UI; Other COVID Related Workplace Issues

  ACCD, Vermont Department of Labor, and other agencies have provided the following events and resources addressing key workplace issues.  Employers are encouraged to review the following and if possible participate in the webinar set for this Thursday, January 6. Vermont Employer Webinar January 6: COVID Vaccine Mandates and UI  The Vermont Department of Labor […]

Vermont Employers Encouraged by ACCD to Adopt COVID Measures, Will Hold Webinar December 20

The Agency of Commerce and Community Development issued a memorandum December 16 encouraging Vermont employers to take steps to help promote vaccination, masking, and testing to help mitigate threats and consequences of COVID in a time of holiday gatherings, new variant threats, and importance of boosters as initial vaccination efficacy declines.  The memorandum outlines several […]

Upcoming Webinars and Events

AIV’s partners and allies at the Manufacturing Institute are hosting the following events that might be of use and interest to Vermont manufacturers and other employers: STEP Forward: Accelerating Women in Transportation and Manufacturing.  November 17, 1:00 to 2:30 pm.  Click here for more. D&I Roundtable: Recruiting and Retaining Veteran Employees. November 19, 12:00 pm.  […]

OSHA ETS Requiring Employee Vaccination or Testing Released; VOSHA Requirements for Vermont Employers Pending

As you might know, OSHA today released its long-awaited Emergency Temporary Standard addressing mandatory employee vaccination or testing for companies with 100 or more employees company wide.  It will be officially published tomorrow.  As a state with delegated OSHA authority, specifically through VOSHA, Vermont will have 30 days to adopt rules determined to be at […]

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 […]