Blog Posts from Labor & Employment

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.
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An In-depth Look into Vermont’s New Sick Leave Law

Jun 14, 2016
Recently, Vermont became the fifth state in the nation to pass a paid sick leave law for most employees. The following Q&A article by attorney Alexandra Clauss recently appeared in Vermont Business Magazine.…
Gender Pay Gap Remains Shockingly Unchanged

Gender Pay Gap Remains Shockingly Unchanged

Jun 08, 2016
Over the past generation, it has actually become harder for women to earn as much as their male counterparts. At least, that’s the opinion of U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch. “In fact, there seems…
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Alexandra Clauss will Present on FMLA and ADA Compliance in June

May 18, 2016
On June 15, Primmer’s Alexandra Clauss will be presenting on FMLA and ADA compliance in Burlington. The seminar, which will be held at the Holiday Inn, Williston Road, will cover multiple compliance issues,…
Alexandra Clauss

Minimum Salary for Exempt Employees Doubles

May 18, 2016
President Obama announced this morning that effective December 1, 2016, the new minimum salary level for executive, administrative, and professional employee exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act will be $913 per week or $47,476 per year
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Save the date! Webinar on Recent Employment Law Developments in 2016 Vermont Legislature

May 08, 2016
Primmer will be hosting a webinar for clients and friends on Recent Employment Law Developments in the 2016 Vermont Legislature (including Paid Sick Leave). The informative webinar will be led by Gary…
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Question and Answer Series on Vermont’s New ‘Sick Leave Law’

May 03, 2016
Primmer’s managing shareholder, Gary Karnedy, recently wrote an article on the new sick leave law for Vermont Business Magazine. Vermont’s new sick leave law takes effect January 2017 (January 2018 for…
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Alexandra Clauss answers FAQs on Vermont’s Earned Sick Time bill

Feb 23, 2016
Alexandra Clauss presents this alert to provide information about Vermont’s Earned Sick Time bill.  The Earned Sick Time bill, or H.187, has passed the house and senate and is awaiting Governor Shumlin’s…
Employment Law Bulletin - H.187

Employment Law Bulletin - H.187

Feb 22, 2016
The Vermont Senate grappled this week with the paid sick leave bill, and it is not clear what exact employer requirements will have the votes to pass both Chambers in this Session. Governor Shumlin has indicated his willingness to sign a bill.
Winter 2016 Employment Law Update

Winter 2016 Employment Law Update

Jan 01, 2016
We create on a semi-annual basis a newsletter containing some of the most recent developments in Vermont case law and a discussion of what it means for our clients. See our most recent newsletter, below: