Federal Vaccine and Testing Requirements Announced; Survey for Covered and Other Employers in Vermont

Yesterday’s announcement that the federal government will be implementing vaccination and testing requirements for companies with 100 or more employees, among other measures, not only poses imminent compliance and related issues for covered employers but also highlights issues and questions for all employers regarding vaccination, masking, and other COVID policies. We are currently awaiting next […]

Updated Guidance and Resources from the IRS

Tax relief for employer leave-based donation programs that aid victims of the COVID-19 pandemic  The IRS extended the tax relief provided in Notice 2020-46 for calendar year 2021 for employers whose employees forgo sick, vacation or personal leave because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Click here for more. Avoid these errors when requesting advance payments of […]

Upcoming Webinars

AIV’s national allies and partners at NAM and the Manufacturing Institute are hosting the following webinars and events that you might find of interest: Are Manufacturers Cyber-Ready for Today and Tomorrow? July 15, 2:00 pm. Click here for more. Putting Employees First with Augmented Reality. July 19, 2:00 pm. Click here for more. Best Practices […]

Updated Resources and Guidance from USDOL and OSHA

Teen Worker Safety Young worker injuries have risen since 2016. Here are seven ways employers can make sure their young workers stay safe on the job.  Click here. Labor Council Meeting This week, we participated in the first Labor Council meeting under the USMCA to discuss the agreement’s labor chapter provisions, Mexico’s labor law reforms […]

UI Contribution Rate and Maximum Weekly Benefit Amount Increases

The Vermont Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance program has announced that the state’s UI contribution rate will index up to Tax Schedule III and the maximum Weekly Benefit Amount (WBA) will increase to $583 per week. Both changes take effect today, July 1, 2021, and are in accordance with existing state statute.

Changing COVID Guidance: Where to Go with Workplace Policies and Practices?

As expected, this week Vermont lifted its key workplace requirements related to COVID.  This comes after OSHA released updates to its workplace guidance based on the preceding changes from the CDC regarding vaccinated and unvaccinated employees. As requirements have been lifted, employers have flexibility but also some uncertainty about recommended guidance and best practices. The […]

Upcoming Webinars

AIV’s national allies and partners at NAM, the Manufacturing Leadership Council, and the Manufacturing Institute are offering the following webinars and online meetings that might be of interest: Panel Discussion: Industrial Digitalization for Everyone. June 16, 2:00 pm.  Click here. Indoor Environmental Quality: Impact on Manufacturing Workers & Critical Upgrades. June 17, 11:00 am.  Click […]

VOSHA Outlines Top 10 Recommendations Relating to COVID-19

VOSHA posted earlier this week the following memo for Vermont employers with non-health care or institutional type worksites.  You can click here for the memo online, and click here for a related post on new OSHA guidelines, and if you have any questions or need additional information, please contact us at info@aivt.org. To: Vermont Employers […]

Upcoming Webinars from USDOL/OSHA

The following are upcoming webinars from USDOL/OSHA that might be of interest: Foundations of Compliance: FLSA for Construction Industry Employers. June 16, 10:30 am. Click here. Labor Law Solutions for Temp Staffing Employers. June 16, 2:00 pm.  Click here. Sold on Compliance – A Webinar for Retail Industry Employers. June 17, 10:30 am.  Click here. […]