CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS 

Vermont Family and Medical Leave Insurance

Vermont’s family leave insurance bill, H.196, cleared the Vermont House in May. This is an important first step forward for Vermont’s families and small businesses. The bill now moves to the Senate, where it is expected to be taken up when the legislature returns in January. For a current summary of the bill, please link here. Read MSA-VT’s statement on the House's passage of the bill here.

Please show your support for a statewide family and medical leave insurance program by joining MSA-VT’s Coalition.

Public Retirement

S.135, Vermont’s economic development omnibus bill, was approved n the final hours of the 2017 legislative session. Sec. C of this bill sets up a secure public retirement option, the “Green Mountain Secure Retirement” plan. The program was proposed by the Treasurer’s Public Retirement Study Committee, which recommended a Multiple Employer Plan (MEP) for the plan’s design. The MEP will be open to any employer with fewer than 50 employees that does not currently provide a retirement plan to its employees. This program makes a secure, vetted retirement option available to Vermont’s small employers.

For more information, view MSA-VT's factsheet here

Paid Sick Days Law

With Governor Peter Shumlin’s signature on March 9, Vermont became the fifth state to require that employees have access to earned leave. The law is set to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2017. Check out our resources, including FAQs, for Vermont's small businesses here

 






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