Employer Email Spam Notice

It has been brought to our attention that a small group of employers have received an unauthorized email from labor.uiinformation@vermont.gov notifying recipients of an outstanding invoice and potential charges. This email is fake. Officially, this email account is only used for sending out employer’s quarterly reporting reminders. Staff are currently working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. We thank you for your patience.

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Unemployment Insurance Holiday Processing Notice

WETF Grant Funding Opportunity Announcement

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Vermont Unemployment Rate Declines to 2.8 percent in October

The Vermont Department of Labor announced today that the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for October was 2.8 percent. This reflects a decrease of one-tenth of one percentage point from the revised September rate. The national rate in October was 3.7 percent. As of the prior month’s preliminary data, the Burlington-South Burlington Metropolitan NECTA was tied for the thirty-sixth lowest unemployment rate in the country for all metropolitan areas. Overall, Vermont’s unemployment rate was tied for eighth lowest in the country for the same time period.

Vermont Unemployment Rate Declines to 2.8 percent in October

Hiring Your First Employee

The Vermont Attorney General’s Office has created helpful guidance for new employers who are hiring their first employee. Use this guide to understand legal requirement associated with becoming an employer in the State of Vermont. These requirements include: federal and state tax law, unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation insurance, and payroll deductions.

By clicking on the link below, you will leave the Vermont Department of Labor’s website for the Vermont Consumer Assistance Program website, a partnership between the Vermont Attorney General and the University of Vermont: https://www.uvm.edu/consumer/hiring-your-first-employee.

New Vermont JobLink User Requirements

Soon Vermont JobLink will require a working email address to uniquely identify you with your account for security purposes. You will also be able to use your email address to reset your password and opt into notifications that will enhance your job search.

Please prepare for these upcoming changes by reviewing your contact information now. Click My Profile in your main menu, then click Edit Contact Information. If you have already provided an email address, please ensure you can access it and that it is not shared with any other Vermont JobLink users (such as a spouse or other family member). If you have not provided an email address, please do so. After making any changes, click Save on the Contact Information page.

If you need to set up an email account, here are the links to a few of the free email providers:

Department of Labor Announces David Lahr as New Workforce Development Director

Commissioner of Labor, Lindsay Kurrle, announced the appointment of long-time Department of Labor employee David Lahr as the new Workforce Development
Division Director.

Press Release

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Learn more about Vermont’s New Earned Sick Time Law

As of January 1, 2017, most Vermont employers will be required to provide their employees with paid sick leave. The Vermont Department of Labor is charged with enforcing the new law. Below you will find the mandatory workplace poster. For a copy of the new poster, click here. You will also find a series of “Frequently Asked Questions”. For a copy of the “Frequently Asked Questions” click here.

There is also a link to the Vermont Department of Labor’s “Final Rule”. For a copy of the “Final Earned Sick Time Rule” click here. To view the Act passed by the Vermont Legislators, click here. If you have questions about the new law, please call 802-828-0267.