Legislation Providing Grants for “Front Line” Workers Heads for the Vermont Senate Floor, Future Uncertain

The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved legislation, S.346, to provide grants for employees in certain “front line” essential occupations.  Qualified employees who worked 108 hours or me in a month could receive $1000 per month, and those working at least 34 hours but less than 108 could receive $600.  The grants would be available for […]

Legislation Creating Certain Presumptions for Workers’ Compensation for COVID-19

The Senate Economic Development, Housing, and General Affairs Committee is proposing legislation to provide a presumption of workers’ compensation coverage for certain employees who contract COVID-19.  The current draft of the bill can be reviewed here. The bill defines a number of “front line” employees, generally health and safety related, for the presumption, but also […]

New Legislation | Updated February 4

The following are bills introduced in the Legislature this year that might be of particular interest to members, with first the House bills and then the Senate bills.  Click on the bill number for more about texts, sponsors, procedural history, and other information.  Keep in mind that the statements of purpose provided below are part […]

UPDATED | New Legislation

The following are bills introduced in the Legislature this year that might be of particular interest to members, with first the House bills and then the Senate bills.  Click on the bill number for more about texts, sponsors, procedural history, and other information.  Keep in mind that the statements of purpose provided below are part […]

Human Resources Seminar March 28

Human Resources Seminar ACA Updates | Federal Labor Rules Changes |  Legislative Outlook for 2017 Minimum Wage |  Pregnancy Accommodation | Paid Family Leave Independent Contractors/Employee Classification | Worker’s Compensation Recent State Implementation and Compliance Issues Tuesday, March 28   |   Capitol Plaza Hotel, Montpelier On March 28, Associated Industries of Vermont will host a […]

Governor Scott’s Budget Address

The following is the press release regarding Governor Scott’s Budget Address.  The text of the address and other information is linked below. For Immediate Release Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Contact: Rebecca Kelley  802-622-4047 GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT DELIVERS FIRST BUDGET ADDRESS  Presents balanced budget that makes key investments in economic development, education, housing and clean water   […]