The final conference report for S.11, which became the latest and last vehicle for attaching a wide range of economic development and other provisions that have evolved over this session, has passed the Legislature and is awaiting the Governor’s action. It includes a number of provisions intended to help certain employers and employees. Unfortunately it […]
ACCD, Vermont Department of Labor, and other agencies have provided the following events and resources addressing key workplace issues. Employers are encouraged to review the following and if possible participate in the webinar set for this Thursday, January 6. Vermont Employer Webinar January 6: COVID Vaccine Mandates and UI The Vermont Department of Labor […]
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 […]
If you are interested in communicating with employees about upcoming vaccination opportunities and related information and resources, you can click here to find information about pop up and standing options and more.
The Vermont Department of Labor restored the work search requirement for UI beneficiaries as of May 9. This webinar addressed employer issues and questions related to the reinstatement of this requirement. To view a recording of the webinar, click here.
The Senate last week passed S.10, legislation impacting UI benefits and taxes, with amendments. The bill is now pending review and action in the House Commerce and Economic Development Committee, which could take the legislation up as soon as next week. Current Provisions and Issues The bill includes a number of provisions, some of which […]
Vermont employers are facing three different but related UI tax threats: The first is the automatic increase in UI taxes currently scheduled for July 1 that would be the system’s response to the significant losses to the UI Trust Fund owing to the COVID crisis. For most employers, this would more than triple the tax […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also review full agendas […]
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. […]
Updated FAQs and new IRS form available for sick and family leave credits The IRS published updated FAQs (click here) about recent legislation that extended and amended tax relief to certain small- and mid-sized employers under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The IRS also announced a new Form 7202, Credits for Sick Leave […]