Vermont is an employee-friendly state. It dictates many required leaves and offers several protected classes not recognized by federal law, such as sexual orientation.
This page is a round-up of the state and municipal laws in Vermont.
Updated to incorporate amendments regarding contraceptive coverage, effective October 1, 2016.
Enhanced to improve the comprehensiveness, organization and topics covered of state employment laws.
Enhanced to link users to the most comprehensive coverage of each law and to improve the organization and scope.
Updated policy and guidance to reflect the prohibition on the possession of lighted tobacco products and the use of tobacco substitutes in the workplace, effective July 1, 2016.
Updated to incorporate the expansion of military leave rights to National Guard members of other states, effective July 1, 2016.
Updated to incorporate amendments expanding rights to National Guard members of other states and clarifying remedies available, effective July 1, 2016.
Updated to include prohibitions on the use of e-cigarettes in the workplace, effective July 1, 2016.
HR departments should get ready now to comply with a wide variety of employment law requirements that are changing on July 1. Depending on the employer's presence in various jurisdictions, a number of workplace practices may be affected by legislative changes, ranging from employment contracts to payroll.
A roundup of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help Vermont employers ensure they are compliant with state HR and employment laws.