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Vermont Small Business News

  • ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER TAX INCREASE ON VERMONTS SMALL BUSINESSESThe National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is voicing its continued opposition to expanding the Employer Assessment Tax, which passed today on third reading.

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  • NFIB TO LAWMAKERS: Oppose Employer AssessmentLetter by Kris Jolin, NFIB/VT Representative

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  • MORE REGULATION FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS MEANS LESS OPPORTUNITY TO PROTECT EMPLOYEESThe bill, which had its third reading today, was passed with overwhelming support by lawmakers, leaving the small business community reeling from yet another impending regulation.

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  • PAID LEAVE HEADS TO SHUMLIN’S DESK DESPITE LAWMAKERS ATTEMPTS TO ADVOCATE FOR SMALL BUSINESSPaid leave legislation has been tossed back and forth between the House and Senate with various amendments being considered along the way.

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  • Vermont Small Business Issues

  • Mandated Paid Sick LeaveThis issue passed early in the 2016 legislative session. Employees whom are at least 18 years of age, work over 18 hours a week, and work more than 20 weeks within a year would accrue one hour of paid leave for every 52 hours worked, up to a maximum of 3 days in the first 12 month period, and increasing to 5 days in the third year of implementation. Business with 5 of fewer employees will have an additional year to prepare. NFIB will continue to oppose this mandate.

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  • HealthcareThe governor has proposed an All-Payer Waiver, which would change how health care providers are reimbursed. NFIB/VT is closely monitoring this to ensure that this new healthcare experiment isn’t going to put more upward pressure on health insurance premiums and out-of-pocket costs.

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