Survey on Multigenerational Workforces

AIV’s national allies and partners at the  Manufacturing Institute are working on a new research study, funded by AARP, on multigenerational teams, demographic changes in the workplace, and recruiting and maintaining adequate workforces.  They are looking to collect information regarding current practices and attitudes related to multigenerational teams to establish a baseline of the current […]

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 […]

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 […]

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web

Manufacturing Blog: How Manufacturers Can Implement Digital Transformation.  ASME 6/14 “As the digital economy grows, manufacturing companies will need to embrace the steps taken by direct-to-consumer businesses to keep pace. . . .” Just-in-Time’s Skewering Is Undeserved.  IndustryWeek 6/11 “The recent pandemic affected Americans and businesses in many ways. In business, the most revealing issues […]

Updated Resources and Guidance from USDOL and OSHA

#MentalHealthMatters During Mental Health Awareness Month, here are five tips to help you make the most of mental health benefits and other resources in your workplace health plan.  Click here. NDEAM’s 2021 theme is… The Office of Disability Employment Policy announced the 2021 theme for National Disability Employment Awareness Month, celebrated every year in October. […]

Upcoming Webinars and Events

AIV’s national allies and partners at NAM, the Manufacturing Leadership Council, and the Manufacturing Institute are hosting the following events that might be of interest to Vermont manufacturers and other employers: Spotlight on Smart Manufacturing. May 13, 12:00 pm. Click here. D&I Roundtable: Recruiting and Retaining Talent from the Military Veteran Community. May 14, 12:00 […]

Updated Resources and Guidance from the IRS

Guidance for employers claiming the Employee Retention Credit for first two quarters of 2021 IRS Notice 2021-23 (click here) provides guidance for employers claiming the Employee Retention Credit under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), modified by the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020 (Relief Act). It explains […]

Upcoming Webinars

AIV’s national allies and partners at NAM, the Manufacturing Leadership Council, and the Manufacturing Institute are hosting the following webinars that might be of interest to Vermont manufacturers and other employers: Digital Transformation: Practical Methods of Achieving Scalable Results. April 14 at 2:00 pm.  Click here. Beyond Reskilling in Manufacturing: Creating Pathways for Tomorrow’s Workforce […]

This Week 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 can also review full agendas […]