Expanded State UI Eligibility and Conditional Experience Rating Relief for Employers

The Senate today passed an amended version of what was originally H.681, legislation to expand eligibility for Unemployment Insurance and provide some conditional relief for employers’ experience rating related to such UI benefits, by inserting the bill in another COVID-19 related bill, H.742.  The bill was originally passed by the House on the last day […]

Updated Information on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act; First Look at Guidelines Under Development.

As you know, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires employers with fewer than 500 employees to provide employees with expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply […]

UPDATED | COVID-19 Resources and Information for Vermont Businesses

The following resources and information will continue to be updated as warranted.  If you are looking for any kind of resource or information that is not provided below, or if you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us at info@aivt.org. For this resource page on our website, click here. For the latest news and […]

Governor Phil Scott Highlights Measures to Help Support Workers, Families and Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

[Note:  Following Friday’s press conference, the Small Business Administration approved Vermont’s request to authorize relief loans, meaning small business owners suffering economic injury due the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loans, offering up to $2 million in assistance per business.  See related post here.] From the Governors press conference today: At […]

DHS Announces Flexibility in Requirements Related to Form I-9 Compliance

Owing to precautions being implemented by employers and employees related to physical proximity associated with COVID-19, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today that it will exercise discretion to defer the physical presence requirements associated with Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) under Section 274A of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Click here for […]

Saturday Hours Announced for Unemployment Claims Center

The Department of Labor has announced updated hours at its Unemployment Insurance Claims Center, which will be open on Saturdays starting on Saturday, March 21. Updated hours are in addition to the newly added electronic form option for establishing benefit claims.   CLAIM CENTER HOURS: Monday through Friday: 8:15 am – 6:00 pm Saturday:  9:00 […]

EEOC:  Updated Guidance on ADA, Rehabilitation Act, and COVID-19

The EEOC has issued updated guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act as they relate to COVID-19.  To review this page, click here. The EEOC has also updated its document, “Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans With Disabilities Act”.  To review this, click here.

The Week Ahead in Committee | Week of March 9

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 and also review full agendas […]

The Week Ahead in Committee | Week of February 24

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 and also review full agendas […]

The Week Ahead in Committee | Week of February 17

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 and also review full agendas […]