Reminder: Informational Webinar on PPP and COVID Relief Legislation Updates

The weekly 3:00 pm Wednesday webinar for Vermont businesses hosted by ACCD and other state agencies will focus this week on updates to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The Agency’s leadership team will be joined by the Vermont Department of Labor, the Vermont Bankers Association (VBA), the […]

Mental Health Resource Guides to Help Small Businesses

The pandemic has hit small businesses hard and understanding where to turn to for support can be a challenge in and of itself. For this reason, a few resources are now available in one place to help guide business owners in this time of need. The Department of Mental Health has put together a business […]

ACCD Signage for Businesses

ACCD has signage available for businesses and communities to help educate customers and visitors as to the guidance and restrictions in place. New signage has been added to reiterate specifically the need to quarantine for those returning to the state, or for those who are visiting the state. You can find the signage at the […]

COVID-19 Testing: Now More Options for Vermonters

Vermonters can get tested for COVID-19 at more than 15 regular locations throughout the state, with more of them now open daily. Vermonters can still spread the virus even when you don’t have symptoms. If someone has been in a higher risk situation, like a social gathering, or learned that someone they live or work […]

EEOC Releases Employer Vaccination Guidance

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released COVID-19 vaccination-related guidance (click here), including information related to employers mandating vaccinations.  The new guidance addresses several key areas of interest, including ADA, Title VII, Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), and other issues with COVID-19 vaccinations. Additional information about this and related issues […]

Updated Resources and Guidance from USDOL and OSHA

Transporting Workers Safety Tips A new OSHA Alert provides tips to keep farmworkers transported in employer-provided vehicles safe.  Click here. Winter Safety When temperatures drop, follow these tips to keep workers safe from cold stress.  Click here. Holiday Safety Is your workplace prepared for the holiday season?  Use these worker training tips (click here) to […]

Updated Resources and Guidance from the CDC

The following updates have been published by the CDC:  When to Quarantine. Click here. Considerations for Wearing Masks. Click here. Know When to Delay your Travel to Avoid Spreading COVID-19. Click here. Operational Considerations for Adapting a Contact Tracing Program to Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Click here.

Updated Resources and Guidance from USDOL and OSHA

Opinion Letter on Piece-Rate Pay One of two new opinion letters provides compliance assistance regarding the regular rate of pay of workers paid on a piece-rate basis.  Click here for more.   Holiday Workplace Preparation As American businesses prepare for an unusual holiday season, the Department has tips and resources for employers and workers.  Click […]

Changes to PPP Forgiveness Webinar Schedule

The SBA Vermont District Office has updated the hours and days for their PPP Forgiveness Webinars. Webinars will now be conducted every Tuesday at 11:30 am (click here to join) and Wednesday at 9:00 am (click here to join). Topics include forgiveness criteria, the process, changes to the applications and more. For more information, email […]

RECAP | Upcoming Webinars and Events, Recent Recordings

Wednesdays | Pandemic Information & Webinar Series for Vermont Businesses December 3 | Food Insecurity and Social Needs Among Employees; How Employers can Help December 7 | Introduction to Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center December 9 | Freight 2020: A Year in Review December 15 | SBA Webinar on Exporting Grants Recorded | Webinar on Vaccines […]