As the 2016 legislative session comes to a close, it’s important to recognize the ways that small businesses have positively influenced state policy this year.
The governor and the treasurer are both happy with the resolution of the divestment dispute; Norm McAllister’s request for reconsideration of his Senate suspension is going nowhere. And so was Speaker Shap Smith momentarily this week, like many, stuck in the mud.
A 10-year effort culminated in a law that will provide paid sick leave for approximately 60,000 Vermont workers who don’t receive the benefit currently.
When workers have access to paid sick days studies show productivity, retention and morale all increase.
What if we created and implemented a vision of 21st century worker protections, designed affordably to meet the needs of a healthy, confident, and upwardly mobile workforce?
News Release — NFIB Feb. 10, 2016 Contact: Kris Jolin Capital Connections, LLC P: 802-223-9160 Capital-connect.com MONTPELIER (February 10, 2016): The states leading small business organization, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is weighing in on the action taken by the Senate today regarding an exemption to mandatory paid leave legislation for those employing […]
News Release — Vermont Democratic Party Jan. 26, 2016 Contact: Christina Amestoy Vermont Democratic Party Communications Director (802) 448-4239 [email protected] “In an interview with VT Digger on Monday, Lt. Gov. Phil Scott said he hadn’t decided where he stood on the issue of paid sick leave, but he seems to be forgetting the record he’s […]
The Legislature seems to think that every business has an endless source of cash stuffed in treasure chests hidden away in the attic.
A statewide paid sick leave bill will be taken up by the Senate in January. The bill prohibits Vermont companies from penalizing employees for taking a sick day.
State government should not decide what benefits are most important for employers to offer.
When working Vermonters can’t afford to take the time they need to care for their health and safety or the well-being of a family member, there is a cost.
I am a minimum-wage, part-time worker in Burlington. I am financially independent, and my job is my only source of income.
A year ago I wouldn’t have been caught dead supporting paid leave. Yet, that’s exactly what I am doing now.
Vermont business owner, Jen Kimmich, and public school employee, Amy Lester, called on President Obama to push forward earned sick days in his State of the Union address.