Our Blog – Burlington VT
The U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies the Meaning of “Undue Hardship” For Religious Accommodations under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Jul 28, 2023
In short, the Groff decision changed the legal landscape, making it more difficult for employers to deny requests religious accommodations. A de minimis increase in costs no longer constitutes an undue hardship and employers will need to accommodate requests unless there are “substantial increased costs in relation to the conduct of its particular business.”
Jul 21, 2023
According to the Fish and Wildlife Department, the past several years have seen an increase in bear incidents, with high numbers of bear home break-ins, and two bear attacks in 2022, apparently due to a “healthy black bear population learning to associate people and food over multiple generations.”
Primmer Attorney Named as One of the Most Influential Corporate Lawyers Shaping Vermont’s Commercial Scene
Jul 18, 2023
Mark Scribner, an attorney with Burlington-based firm, Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer has been recognized as a top corporate law attorney with Business Today.
U.S. Supreme Court Rules That in Certain Circumstances, the Fair Labor Standards Act Requires Overtime Pay Even for Employees Making Over $200,000 Annually
Mar 10, 2023
On February 22, 2023 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that in some cases, even already highly compensated employees are required by law to receive overtime pay.
Feb 01, 2023
The Vermont House of Representatives recently introduced H66, a bill that would create a twelve week per year fully paid family medical leave insurance program.
Jan 17, 2023
On January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced that it was proposing a new rule that has far-sweeping implications for the economy and labor market. The proposed rule would ban non-compete clauses in employment contracts.
Dec 11, 2022
Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC announces the retirement of Anne Cramer from its law practice, effective December 31, 2022.
ADA Does Not Require An Employer To Provide An Interpreter To An Applicant Who Is Not Otherwise Qualified for The Position
Nov 11, 2022
Vermont’s federal appeals court, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, recently ruled that an applicant must first be qualified for a prospective job position before the employer is required to provide reasonable accommodations in the hiring process.
Aug 27, 2020
Like most businesses relying on in-person interaction, the coronavirus has also disrupted both the state and federal court systems. In March, a series of orders closed the courts for most hearings and extended deadlines or statutes of limitations.
Oct 22, 2019
Vermont Bar Journal Fall 2019 President's Column, Listen to be Heard. Gary F. Franklin, Esq.