independent contractors

High court widens pool of independent contractors

The justices rejected the Vermont Labor Department’s stance on when an owner of a limited liability company, or LLC, can be considered an independent contractor rather than an employee.

Statement from Vermont Department of Labor Commissioner on Bourbeau Custom Homes decision

News Release — Vermont Department of Labor June 23, 2017 Contact: Roger Van Tassel [email protected] The Vermont Department of Labor Commissioner, Lindsay Kurrle, issued the following statement on the recent Vermont Supreme Court decision in re Bourbeau Custom Homes: “The Vermont Department of Labor is carefully reviewing the decision that was issued today by the […]

Legislative Wrap 2017: Business and labor

Lawmakers struggled to find a revenue source to fund the governor’s proposed housing bond. They also rejected or modified two of his three proposals to restructure government.

Legislative preview: Rural development initiatives, independent contractor bill top economic development list

Lawmakers will also consider legislation that would require all businesses to provide 12 weeks of paid parental leave and short-term disability coverage to employees.

Mary Hooper: Finding the right balance

The House Committee on Commerce has worked for two years to find the balance between people who really are independent businesses and those who really are employees.

Advocates set sights on further steps to boost workers

Members and allies of the advocacy group Rights & Democracy convened at the Statehouse on Wednesday to praise the Legislature’s passage of paid family sick leave legislation and demand that more be done to raise living standards for working people. Pointing to Bernie Sanders’ blowout win in last week’s Vermont presidential primary, advocates argued that […]

Heidi Scheuermann: New kind of independent workforce requires new laws

We must ensure that we protect the traditional workforce and employer and employee relationships and protections, while at the same time encourage and grow this new, independent workforce and sharing economy.