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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…
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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…
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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.…
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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
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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…
Sexual Harassment Prevention in the Workplace

Sexual Harassment Prevention in the Workplace

Dec 31, 1969
Beginning July 1, 2018, Vermont joined several states that are taking steps to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace. The law applies to all employers in Vermont, regardless of size. It's critical for employers to be aware of these changes and take necessary steps for compliance