This Week in Committees | Week of January 29

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 […]

This Week in Committees | Week of January 15

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 […]

This Week in Committees | Week of January 8

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 […]

S.102: Restricting Employer Rights for Mandatory Meetings and Information, Possible Good Cause Termination, and Card Check Union Elections for Certain Employers

The House General and Housing Committee will pick up where things left off last legislative session looking at labor bills.  First off for discussion this week will be S.102, which would address employers’ rights to require mandatory meetings or information about “political” (including unionization) or religious topics, and would allow card-check unionization elections for organizations […]

New Legislation of Interest to Vermont Employers

The following are bills recently introduced that might be of interest to Vermont employers.  Text and other information about a bill’s status are available by clicking on the linked bill number.  Note that official statements of purpose might not fully reflect the purpose or effect of the bill.  If “SHORT FORM” is noted, the text […]

Second Chance Toolkit

The following is provided in cooperation with AIV’s national partners and allies at NAM and the Manufacturing Institute With workforce consistently cited (click here for NAM’s Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey: Third Quarter 2023) as the top challenge facing manufacturers; the Manufacturing Institute is leading the way in developing solutions to attract untapped sources of talent to […]

Webinar | Employee Retention Credit

The IRS will be hosting the following webinar: Employee Retention Credit: Latest information on the Moratorium and Options for Withdrawing or Correcting Previously Filed Claims Thursday, November 2 2:00 to 1:00 pm This webinar will cover the following: Understand the moratorium on ERC claims and how it affects taxpayers Learn who can withdraw ERC claims and […]

Vermont Minimum Wage Calculated for January 2024 

The Vermont Department of Labor has announced an increase to the state’s minimum wage. Beginning January 1, 2024, the state’s minimum wage will become $13.67 per hour. This is an increase of $0.49 from the current minimum wage of $13.18. Additional information on the Vermont Department of Labor and its resources may be found at Labor.Vermont.gov.

Webinar | How to MAKE Your Company Military Ready

AIV’s national partner and ally, the Manufacturing Institute, is hosting an upcoming webinar that should be of interest to many members: The Manufacturing Institute’s Heroes MAKE America program will be presenting a virtual workshop focused on “How to MAKE Your Company Military Ready.” American Manufacturing has a skills gap, and our military community can help […]