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 […]

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 […]

VOSHA Outlines Top 10 Recommendations Relating to COVID-19

VOSHA posted earlier this week the following memo for Vermont employers with non-health care or institutional type worksites.  You can click here for the memo online, and click here for a related post on new OSHA guidelines, and if you have any questions or need additional information, please contact us at info@aivt.org. To: Vermont Employers […]

OSHA releases updated COVID Guidance and Narrowly Focused Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS)

OSHA today released both long awaited updated COVID guidance for employers based on the recently updated CDC recommendations, as well as the longer-awaited Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). The ETS (click here) was significantly trimmed down to focus on healthcare settings.  The updated guidance, “Protecting Workers: Guidance on Mitigating and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in […]

ACCD/VOSHA Briefing on Changing Workplace Guidance for Vermont Employers

On June 8 ACCD and VOSHA provided an online briefing requested by AIV for Vermont employers on changing state and federal COVID guidance and requirements. See related post here on recent state and federal changes. The one hour briefing included informational slides and prepared Q&A.  It was also recorded and additional Q&A took place during […]

Vermont Business Vaccine Clinics

If Vermont businesses are interested in creating pop-up clinics for their employees or customers or in having a vaccination booth at an upcoming event, please submit your information through the Vaccine Clinic Registration Form (click here).  The information you provide through these web forms will help the Health Department assess the resources needed and if […]

EEOC Releases Vaccine Guidance

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has released new COVID-19 technical assistance (click here) to further address vaccination.  See Section K. The following are selected key updates: Federal EEO laws do not prevent an employer from requiring all employees physically entering the workplace to be vaccinated for COVID-19, so long as employers comply with the reasonable […]

State and Federal COVID Guidance for Workplaces Continues to Evolve | Opportunities for Employer Input and Further Guidance, Including Upcoming Online Meeting with Agencies

The following provides a brief overview of changing COVID guidance and requirements at the federal and state levels, as well as information about opportunities to learn more about compliance and implementation issues and guidance from the state, including an online town hall meeting with state agencies scheduled for June 8. Federal and State Changes So […]

ACCD Seeking to Promote Vaccination Incentives and Rewards

Is your business offering or thinking about offering any incentives to those who are fully vaccinated? ACCD would like to help promote these incentives.  Businesses can submit any incentives (click here) they may be offering and the State will promote those offers through the ThinkVermont website.