The Department of Environmental Conservation hosts a monthly webinar on a variety of clean water-related topics. Webinars are free and open to the public. Click here for more information on upcoming clean water lectures, as well as materials and recordings from past events, including the January 7 webinar addressing the new stormwater rules.
Workers’ Compensation Rates to Go Down in 2020
The Administration today announced that many Vermont businesses will see a double-digit rate decrease in workers’ compensation insurance in 2020. The new rates, approved by the Department of Financial Regulation (DFR), become effective on April 1, 2020. Rates have repeatedly decreased in recent years and this represents the largest decrease in over a decade. When […]
UPDATED | Action Alert | Round Up of Key Chemical Bills
Four major bills addressing chemical regulatory issues of interest to Vermont manufacturers are currently or soon to be under review in House committees following action in the Senate. Members are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with these bills and to contact us at email@example.com for more updates and information about options for engaging with legislators. […]
Vermont Labor Market
The Vermont Department of Labor released data on the Vermont economy for the time period covering February 2019. According to household data, the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for February was 2.4%. This reflects a decrease of one-tenth of one percentage point from the revised January rate. The current estimate of 8,436 unemployed Vermonters is the […]
The following is the Governor’s press release and link to the full text for his budget address: Governor Phil Scott Delivers Balanced Budget Without Raising Taxes or Fees for Second Consecutive Year 23 January 2018 Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott delivered his budget address Tuesday, reaffirming his commitment to fiscal responsibility and ensuring the […]
State of the State
The following is the press release and link to the full text for the Governor’s State of the State Address: GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT SETS AGENDA FOCUSED ON ECONOMIC GROWTH AND AFFORDABILITY IN STATE OF THE STATE 04 January 2018 Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott delivered the 2018 State of the State address Thursday, highlighting […]
Member Contribution | Tech Trends | Facing an IT Audit? Don’t Panic.
The following is provided by John Burton, President of AIV member NPI, a technology management company located in South Burlington. For more information, call (800) 639-6091, or go to www.npi.net. IT audits are one of many tools to help manage risk and identify areas of your business that are not only open to vulnerabilities […]
Reminder | Comments on NAFTA Negotiations Due Monday, June 12
On May 18, the Trump Administration formally notified Congress of its intent to renegotiate NAFTA. As provided by the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015, this notification triggers a 90-day period before negotiations with Canada and Mexico can begin. As part of the 90-day process — and in an effort to hear […]
Vermont Labor Market
The Vermont Department of Labor recently released data on the Vermont economy for the time period covering December 2018. According to household data, the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for December was 2.7%. This reflects no change from the revised November rate. Embedded in this calculation is the monthly estimate of the Vermont labor force which […]