SBA Releases Guidance to Support Application Form for PPP Loan Forgiveness and Review

The SBA has released new guidance on loan forgiveness (click here) and loan review (click here) under the Paycheck Protection Program. This guidance is meant to help inform borrowers who are completing the recently released loan forgiveness application form (click here). The loan forgiveness rule provides further instructions for filling out the forgiveness application, and the loan review rule outlines […]

Roundup of US Department of Labor and OSHA Updates and Resources

COVID-19 Updates Protecting Meat Processing and Assembly Line Workers OSHA released a new video outlining ways employers can protect meat processing and assembly line workers from exposure to the coronavirus.  Click here. Preventing Unemployment Fraud and Abuse  The Department has released online resources to prevent unemployment insurance fraud or misuse.  Click here. COVID-19 Benefit Plans […]

New Online Resource for Operational Practices and Other Guidelines for Manufacturers

AIV’s national allies at NAM’s Manufacturing Leadership Council have posted a new online information center dedicated to COVID-19 operational resources.  Among the new resources, a report “New Operational Practices to Consider in the Time of COVID-19” provides key shared practices to assist manufacturers in meeting or exceeding federal guidelines while also reducing operational and business […]

Webinar: Economic Impacts of COVID-19 and Getting Back to Work

AIV’s national allies at NAM will host a webinar on the state of the manufacturing economy and business considerations as workplaces begin to reopen. The webinar will be held on May 28 at 1:00 pm.   Register for the webinar clicking here.  If you cannot make this event, let us know at and we will […]

Roundup of Updates and Resources from the IRS

Complying with New USMCA Trade Agreement Announcement 2020-06 (click here) provides the Treasury Department and IRS view on how to interpret references in US income tax treaties to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) once it is replaced by the Agreement between the United States Canada and Mexico (the USMCA).  The announcement provides that […]

New Guidance and Resources Page for Manufacturers from CDC and OSHA

The CDC and OSHA have jointly posted comprehensive manufacturing-specific guidance that details the steps companies need to take to protect their workforce, and you can access the new guidance and related information clicking here. Remember that national and other third-party guidance and resources should be considered complimentary to official Vermont mandates and requirements.

Upcoming Online Forum on Reopening and Operations

AIV’s partners and allies at VMEC will be hosting another online forum with state and private sector experts to discuss restarting and operational issues next Wednesday, May 20, at 1:30 pm.  The forum is scheduled for an hour and panelists will include: Dan Whipple, Program Manager, VOSHA Stephen Monahan, Director of Workers’ Compensation & Safety, […]

Vermont Offers Free COVID-19 Testing at Pop-up Sites, but Efforts to Facilitate Testing for Workplace Safety Continue

The Vermont Department of Health has announced testing at pop-up locations, where anyone without symptoms can now be tested at a pop-up location. Health care workers, first responders and child care providers are encouraged to get tested. People who are returning to Vermont, and who are at day 7 or later in their quarantine period, […]