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Alexa Clauss

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 Primmer attorney Alexa Clauss recently appeared in Vermont Business…
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…
Is Your RRG Compliant?

Is Your RRG Compliant?

Jun 02, 2016
The Vermont Department of Financial Regulation released a memo in March of this year to remind Risk Retention Groups (RRGs) of the requirement to be compliant with corporate governance standards by May…
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
IAIS Publishes Report on Cyber-Security Issues Among Insurers

IAIS Publishes Report on Cyber-Security Issues Among Insurers

May 11, 2016
To raise awareness about the growing concern of cyber-risk among insurers, the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) recently published a report titled Issues Paper on Cyber Risk to…
Clara Conklin

New Hampshire Legislature Resolves ‘Agritourism’ Debate

May 05, 2016
Agritourism is perhaps one of the fastest growing sectors of agriculture today. Nationwide, and in New Hampshire, farmers are gradually incorporating agritourism activities into their farms to remain profitable.…
Gary Karnedy

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…
Do Captive Insurers Need Board Members with Insurance Experience?

Do Captive Insurers Need Board Members with Insurance Experience?

Apr 27, 2016
A recent article in Risk Management Monitor discussed the increase in a certain insurance trend, specifically that of captive insurers appointing independent board members with insurance experience. The…
Paul Phillips

Vermont Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of 12% Statutory Interest Rate

Apr 25, 2016
In a 4-1 decision, the Vermont Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of Vermont’s statutory 12% interest rate. In Concord General Mutual Insurance Co., et al. v. Nathan Gritman, et al, Associate…
Elijah Emerson

Environmental, Telecomm, Utilities & Energy Law: Solar Net Metering in New Hampshire and Vermont

Apr 21, 2016
The latest expansion of private and commercial solar power in New Hampshire is partially a result of the recently updated net metering law, along with falling costs of solar panels and associated equipment. But compared to its neighbors, New Hampshire still lags behind in the expansion of small-scale, distributed, renewable energy generation. Should NH take some cues from its neighbor to the west?