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 […]

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 […]