Vermont Small Business Issues


  • Ban the BoxVermont is contemplating enacting legislation that would prohibit an employer from asking whether or not an applicant for employment had been convicted on job applications.

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  • State Budgeting - $130 Million Short for upcoming budget yearDue to unexpectedly low revenues, Gov. Shumlin and the Legislature will need to come up with $130 million in cuts, increased taxes or a combination of the two in order to balance this year’s budget.

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  • Health Care - $90 Million Payroll Tax & Increased Employer AssessmentGov. Shumlin proposes to raise $90 million via a .7% payroll tax so that his administration can lower health insurance premiums by 5% over what they would have otherwise increased.

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  • Mandated Paid LeaveThis issue is back with a vengeance in the 2015 legislative session; a couple of proposals have been introduced to mandate paid leave for full and part-time employees

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