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2019 Meal and Lodging Deduction Increase In October 2018, the Vermont Department of Labor released an updated poster announcing that the permitted meals and lodging deductions an employer may withhold from an employee’s wages increase as follows: Breakfast, $3.17 daily. Lunch, $3.56 daily. Dinner, $3.95 daily. Full board, $10.68 daily or $74.76 per week. Nightly…

Crime Victim Rights Poster The Vermont Commissioner of Labor released its Employment Protections for Victims of Crime, Notice of Employee Rights poster, which employers must conspicuously post and maintain in an accessible location in the workplace where employees can easily see it. See the poster

Marijuana in the Workplace In June 2018, the Vermont Attorney General released a guide (Guide to Vermont’s Laws on Marijuana in the Workplace) to help employers understand how the state’s legalization of medical and recreational marijuana impacts the workplace. The guide: Discusses how Vermont’s marijuana laws interact with other workplace protections, such as legal protections…

Promoting Remote Workers and Remote Work Arrangements On May 30, 2018, Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed legislation (S.B. 94) establishing a new remote worker grant program with a certification process, to verify new remote workers and their qualifying expenses for a grant, along with eligibility requirements and grant award amounts. For example, a new remote…

Sexual Harassment On May 28, 2018, Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed legislation (H.B. 707) relating to the prevention of sexual harassment. The bill: Details an employer’s obligation to ensure working relationships are free from sexual harassment. Requires that employers develop a written policy prohibiting sexual harassment in the workplace along with prevention training upon hire….

Recreational Marijuana Legalized On January 22, 2018, Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed legislation (H.B. 511) legalizing recreational marijuana. According to Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 18, § 4230(a), this new law does not: Require an employer to permit or accommodate the use, consumption, possession, transfer, display, transportation, sale, or growing of marijuana in the workplace. Prevent…