Blog Posts from Labor & Employment

Alexandra Clauss to Speak at VHRA Annual Meeting

Alexandra Clauss to Speak at VHRA Annual Meeting

Nov 09, 2018
The past legislative session included some new employment laws, and recent federal regulatory shifts meaning big changes for Vermont workplaces.
New Standards for Determining Joint-Employer Status

New Standards for Determining Joint-Employer Status

Oct 08, 2018
On September 14, 2018, The National Labor Relations Board (the Board) issued a proposed regulation to establish the standard for determining whether two “employers” are joint employers of a group of employees under the National Labor Relations Act. The Rule can be found on the Federal Register website.
Marijuana Legalization & the Workplace |  5 Tips for Employers

Marijuana Legalization & the Workplace | 5 Tips for Employers

Jun 20, 2018
Vermont recently joined a growing number of states that have legalized the recreational use of marijuana. Vermont’s law, among other things, eliminates penalties for possession of one ounce or less of marijuana and two mature and four immature marijuana plants for a person who is 21 years of age or older.
Vermont Employment Law Alert: Ban on Salary History Inquiries

Vermont Employment Law Alert: Ban on Salary History Inquiries

May 29, 2018
Vermont employers take note: New legislation (H.294) signed into law by Governor Scott on May 11, 2018, will prohibit employers from making inquiries into a job applicant’s salary history.
Key Takeaways from 8 Years of Service to the  Vermont Labor Relations Board

Key Takeaways from 8 Years of Service to the Vermont Labor Relations Board

May 15, 2018
After eight years serving on the Vermont Labor Relations Board (“VLRB”) (three as Chair), I stepped down last year to expand our Firm’s ability to advise clients on labor issues, and to represent them before the Board.
Sexual Harassment Dos and Don'ts

Sexual Harassment Dos and Don'ts

Nov 02, 2017
Employment law attorney, Alexandra Clauss, was recently published in Vermont Business Magazine. Her article, 'Dos and Don’ts' in response to workplace sexual harassment claims, defines sexual harassment and provides helpful tips for handling claims in the workplace.
Alexa Clauss to present during Vermont Society of CPAs annual meeting

Alexa Clauss to present during Vermont Society of CPAs annual meeting

Jun 15, 2017
Alexa Clauss will be a presenter on May 11, 2017 at the Vermont Society of Certified Public Accountants on employment issues affecting Vermont companies. The event will take place at the Hampton Inn in…
Gary Karnedy presented at the Essentials of Employment Law seminar

Gary Karnedy presented at the Essentials of Employment Law seminar

Feb 02, 2017
Gary Karnedy presented at the Essentials of Employment Law seminar hosted by Sterling education on Thursday, January 26, at the Hilton Hotel; Burlington, VT.
Gary Karnedy Presented at Essentials of Employment Law Seminar

Gary Karnedy Presented at Essentials of Employment Law Seminar

Jan 02, 2017
Gary Karnedy presented at the Essentials of Employment Law seminar hosted by Sterling education on Thursday, January 26, at the Hilton Hotel; Burlington, VT. The seminar took a look a different aspects of of the changing landscape in Employment Law.
Alexandra Clauss

Vermont “Bans the Box”

Aug 26, 2016
Most employers will be prohibited from asking about an individual’s criminal history record on initial employment applications after July 1, 2017, the date Vermont’s “ban the box” statute takes effect.