Update and Action Alert: Mandatory Paid Leave Vote Next Week

The Senate is expected to take up H.187, requiring Vermont employers to provide paid leave, this coming Tuesday and Wednesday. The Senate Economic Development Committee approved an amended version of the bill this Thursday. The bill remains largely unchanged in its core provisions from the version passed by the House last year, and AIV and […]

Independent Contractors/Employee Classification: Prospects for Reform?

The House Commerce Committee reviewed two major proposals to address employee classification and the controversies and complications surrounding independent contractors this week. Although significant challenges remain ahead, the review suggested that a positive compromise could be possible, at least in the House. As you might be aware, employers have faced increasing problems in recent years […]

Marijuana Legalization Moving?

The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote today on legislation to legalize marijuana in Vermont. If the bill is approved, it is likely to be reviewed by a number of other committees before it might reach the Senate floor, including the Economic Development Committee and the Finance Committee, each of which have jurisdiction over […]