Vermont Forward Plan Announced, Universal Guidance for Businesses, Travel Updates

Governor Phil Scott has released the Vermont Forward reopening plan to help Vermonters and local businesses see the path for a phased return to unrestricted travel, business operations, and event gatherings. The plan was developed by the Department of Health, the Department of Public Safety, and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development and uses […]

Special ACCD and Department of Health Webinar for Vermont Manufacturers February 17

The Agency of Commerce and Community Development has reached out to AIV to dedicate the next installment of their business webinar series to manufacturers and their issues and concerns.  The Vermont Department of Health and ACCD have been holding a mostly weekly webinar series focused on health and commerce pandemic updates for the business community. […]

This Week in Committees

The following are selected items on committee calendars for the coming week that might be of interest to members.  Schedules are subject to change.  If you would like more in­formation on any of these issues or others of interest to you, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@aivt.org.  You can also review full agendas […]

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 […]

New Changes to Paid Sick Leave and Family Leave Provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) and Related Employer Obligations and Compensation

The new COVID relief legislation enacted December 27 made important changes to note regarding paid leave provisions of the FFCRA.  As you know, FFCRA created COVID-19 related mandatory paid sick and family leave coverage, with employers able to seek reimbursement through payroll tax credits. The original FFCRA provisions expire December 31; however, under the new […]

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 […]

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web for the Week of November 30

Managing a multigenerational team at a manufacturing company.  The Fabricator 12/6 “Manufacturers in the U.S. find themselves in a challenging position as they try to find the right people to fill the job openings within their ranks. The generational gap has never been greater in the manufacturing workforce. . . .” Employers are ‘the spearhead’ to get […]