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Alexandra Clauss to Present an Employment Law Update

Nov 07, 2016
Alexa Clauss will be presenting an “Employment Law Update” during VHCA’s annual meeting on November 15, 2016 at Stoweflake Resort. The Employment Law Update will include: Vermont’s Earned Sick to Leave Vermont’s…

Alert for Mental Health Care Professionals in Vermont

Sep 27, 2016
On September 16, 2016, the Vermont Supreme Court issued an amended Opinion in the matter of Kuligoski et al. vs. Brattleboro Retreat and Northeast Kingdom Human Services (Docket No. 2014-396), regarding…
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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.

Second Circuit Ruling of First Impression on National Bank’s Citizenship

Aug 23, 2016
In OneWest Bank, N.A. v. Robert W. Melina, 2016 WL 3548346 (2d Cir. June 29, 2016), the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently held that a national bank is a citizen only of the…

CFPB Updates Mortgage Servicing Rules and Foreclosure Protections

Aug 16, 2016
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently adopted a final rule that updates mortgage servicing rules and expands foreclosure protections for struggling borrowers and other homeowners. The…

The Speaking Circuit

Aug 12, 2016
Anne Cramer and I are doing a lot of talks these days to groups, whether clients or not, about recent developments in health law (that seems like a redundant phrase, given the breakneck pace at which health…
Happy Anniversary Vermont!

Happy Anniversary Vermont!

Jul 29, 2016
Beginning Tuesday, August 9, there will be a multiday celebration in honor of the 35th anniversary of Vermont’s captive insurance legislation. Since Vermont became a captive in 1981, there have been significant…

Did the Green Mountain Care Board Overstep its Power?

Jun 22, 2016
Gary Karnedy argued a case for client MVP Health Insurance Co. at the Vermont Supreme Court on Tuesday. MVP is suing the Green Mountain Care Board on behalf of Agriservices, a farming association for which…

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.…
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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