Alexa Clauss
Alexa Clauss

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

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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 Magazine. If you have questions related to these updates and how they will affect you or your business, contact Primmer today.

1:  When do employers have to start complying with this law?  Are there any exceptions for small businesses? Employers with more than five employees who work on average 30 or more hours per week must start providing earned sick time on January 1, 2017.  Employers with five or fewer employees who are employed for an average of 30 or more hours per week, must start providing earned sick time on January 1, 2018.