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Economic Indicators.  US Census Bureau 6/3 NAM Pushes for Smart SEC Cyber Rule.  NAM 6/3 “The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has proposed a rule that would impose new cybersecurity disclosure requirements on manufacturers—and the NAM is pushing to make those requirements work better. . . .” Productivity and Costs.  Bureau of Labor Statistics 6/2  […]

Trade Updates and Webinars | Member Contribution

The following are provided by AIV member A.N. Deringer: Upcoming Webinars Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Webinar Part 1.  June 8, 2:00 pm. For more information and registration, click here. Technological Modernization Activities Within Customs’ 21st Century Framework with CBP.  June 15, 2:00 pm. For more information and registration, click here. COVID-19 Exclusions from Section […]

Workforce Shortage? Hire Youth this Summer 

The Governor’s Afterschool Task Force, which is working to create more afterschool and summer programing for Vermont kids, recently launched a new website and survey for Vermont employers offering seasonal or year-round employment opportunities for youth. If your business already offers, or is interested in offering, meaningful employment to youth, please find more information and list […]

Compensation Trends in Manufacturing

The following is provided in cooperation with our national partners and allies at the Manufacturing Institute: In data and conversations, manufacturers continue to recount the difficulties that they are having with attracting and retaining workers. Compensation practices have needed to adapt – sharply for some companies – considering the local and national competition for workers, […]

Vermont Internship Program Grant Application Now Available

The Vermont Department of Labor is now accepting applications for the 2022 Vermont Internship Program. Funded by VDOL, the program will award $400,000 to eligible organizations. Click here for more. What is the Vermont Internship Program? The Vermont Internship Program promotes internships by providing grants to organizations that support or connect Vermont employers with student-interns […]

SBA Loan Clinic

The Small Business Administration is hosting a free webinar at 12:00 on June 1 about its guaranteed loan programs. SBA guarantees loans making it easier for small businesses to get the funding by reducing lender risk. Funds can be used for most business purposes, including long-term fixed assets and operating capital. Amounts range from $500 […]

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 […]