Labor Relations Overview: Vermont

Labor Relations Overview requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Susan Borowski, Reliable Writing Services


  • The majority of private sector labor law falls under the federal National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The state does, however, regulate labor relations for employers that are not subject to the jurisdiction of the National Labor Relations Board by means of the Vermont State Labor Relations Act. See Vermont State Labor Relations Act.
  • The Vermont Labor Relations Board administers the state labor law. See Vermont State Labor Relations Act.
  • Vermont's public sector labor relations are governed by the Municipal Employee Relations Act, which is also administered by the Vermont Labor Relations Board. See Public Sector Labor Relations.