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 […]

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 […]

Feedback and Engagement Needed | Corporate Tax Reform:  Opportunities for Key AIV Priorities, Questions about Additional Changes

The Ways and Means Committee is considering legislation to make changes to how Vermont’s corporate income tax is calculated and apportioned.  Some of these changes would greatly benefit Vermont manufacturers and related businesses, while other possible changes raise uncertainties. Feedback and support from manufacturers will be critical in moving forward on the positive changes and […]

Legislation Advances Mandating Greenhouse Gas Reductions and Allowing Private Right of Action for Enforcement

As discussed previously, the House Energy and Technology Committee has been working on legislation, H.688, that would establish mandatory goals for Vermont to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  The bill would create a private right of action for suing the state if implementation benchmarks are not met.  The Committee voted the bill out on Tuesday, and […]

The Week Ahead in Committees

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 […]

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Extended to January 2021

The IRS recently announced that the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) has been extended to Jan. 1, 2021. The WOTC is a federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain targeted groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment. For more information, contact us at info@aivt.org.  

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 […]

The Week Ahead in Committees | For the Week of February 3

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 […]