Vermont Labor Law Updates

All businesses with employees in Vermont are required by state & federal employment laws to post Labor Law Posters in a visible location. Employment laws change often, which require labor law posters to be updates. Below includes past & most recent mandatory labor law updates which require employers to post the latest version of these posters.

 

Mandatory change(s) for the state of Vermont

Date
Poster/Update
  • 10/2020

    Vermont Minimum Wage-Revised with new $11.75 per hour minimum wage effective January 1, 2021.

  • 10/2019

    Vermont Minimum Wage-Revised with new minimum wage of $10.96 per hour effective January 1st, 2020.

  • 09/2018

    Vermont Minimum Wage-Revised to include new 2019 minimum wage rates and contact information.

  • 09/2018

    Sexual Harassment-Revised to include new 2019 minimum wage rates and contact information.

  • 06/2018

    Employment Protections for Victims of Crime-New Employment Protections for Victims of Crime notice which allows employees who are victims of crime to take time off.

  • 01/2018

    Pregnancy Accommodations-New posting requirement for the state of Vermont.

  • 12/2016

    Earned Sick Time Act-Newly required poster for the state of Vermont.

  • 12/2014

    Vermont Minimum Wage-Updated to reflect new 2015 minimum wage rate of $9.15 per hour, effective 1/1/2015.

  • 11/2013

    Vermont Minimum Wage-Updated to reflect new 2014 minimum wage rate of $8.73, effective January 1, 2014

  • 11/2012

    Vermont Minimum Wage-Update to reflect new state min. wage effective 1/1/2013 at $8.60 per hour.

  • 11/2011

    Vermont Minimum Wage-Updated to reflect the 2012 minimum wage rate of $8.46

  • 10/2010

    Vermont Minimum Wage- Reflects new minimum wage rate of $8.15 per hour effective January 1, 2011

Mandatory federal change(s)

Date
Poster/Update
  • 07/2016

    Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Federal Minimum Wage-Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes text regarding nursing mothers and overtime rules.

  • 07/2016

    Employee Polygraph Notice-Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes the removal of penalty amount up to $10,000 against violators and revised contact numbers.

  • 05/2015

    Wyoming OSHA - Health and Safety Protection-Updated to reflect an employees right to report work-related injuries and illnesses free from retaliation.

  • 08/2009

    IRS Withholding Notice Poster-Clarifies when the W-4 should be reviewed.

  • 08/2009

    Anti-Discrimination Notice Poster-States work-authorized employees should not be discriminated against and which documents should be accepted.

  • 07/2009

    Wyoming Minimum Wage- The federal minimum wage reflects $7.25.

  • 11/2009

    Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law (EEOC) - Includes GINA-Poster - Addition of Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) Regulation.

  • 11/2008

    The Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act (USERRA)- Added the Office of Special Counsel to the poster and modified existing text to incorporate the new office information.

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Vermont Labor Law Poster Posting Requirements:

  • Employer Liability and Workers Compensation (21 V.S.A. 691) The Vermont Complete Labor Law Poster displays mandatory information regarding employer liability and workers' compensation. Post this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Minimum Wage (21 V.S.A. 393) You're legally required to post information regarding minimum wage. The Vermont Complete Labor Law Poster covers this information accurately and clearly.
  • Sexual Harassment (21 V.S.A. 495h) You must notify employees of their right to be protected from sexual harassment in the workplace. The Vermont Complete Labor Law Poster displays this information for all employees to review as required.
  • Parental Leave, Family Leave, and Short-Term Leave (21 V.S.A. 472(d)) You must notify employees of their rights regarding parental leave, family leave and short team leave. The Vermont Complete Labor Law Poster displays this information in a convenient location. Post it where all employees can review it as required.
  • Safety and Health Protection (21 V.S.A. 228(c)(1)) You must notify employees of their rights under safety and health protection laws. The Vermont Complete Labor Law Poster displays this information accurately and in an easy-to-read format.
  • Child Labor Law (21 V.S.A. 442) Minors in the workplace must be informed of their rights to work limited hours relative to the adult workers. The Vermont Complete Labor Law Poster displays this information.
  • Smoking Policy (18 V.S.A. 1424) The Vermont Complete Labor Law Poster fulfils your legal obligation to post notices informing all employees and visitors of your non-smoking policy.
  • Unemployment Insurance (21 V.S.A. 1346) You must post information regarding unemployment insurance benefits, rights and obligations. The Vermont Complete Labor Law Poster displays this information. Post it in a conspicuous location.
  • Clean Indoor Air Quality Act Your employees must be notified of their right to protections granted under the Clean Indoor Air Act. The Vermont Complete Labor Law Poster provides this information in an accurate and clear manner.
  • Employers' Reinstatement Liability You must inform all employees of your reinstatement liability, per Vermont law. The Vermont Complete Labor Law Poster displays this information on your behalf.
  • Healthcare Whistleblower's Protection Act Your healthcare employees are granted certain rights under the Healthcare Whistleblower's Protection Act. You must inform such employees of these rights. The Vermont Complete Labor Law Poster covers this information on your behalf. Post it in an accessible area.
  • Federal Minimum Wage Act (29 CFR 516.4) Federal law requires that you post information with respect to the federal minimum wage increases from $6.55 an hour to $7.25 an hour, effective July 24, 2009. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location.
  • Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (38 USCA 433(a)) You are mandated by federal law to provide information regarding the rights, benefits and obligation of employees who are governed by the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. Post this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act (29 CFR 801.6) Per federal law, employees have specific rights and protections accorded to them under the Employee Polygraph Protection Act. You must inform employees of their rights under the act. Ensure that you post this information in a conspicuous location. Be aware that under 29 CFR 801.42(7) a civil penalty of up to $10,000 may be assessed against you for violating any provision of the Act.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law (29 CFR 1601.30) Your employees must be informed of their rights under federal equal employment laws. Ensure that you post this information in a prominent and accessible location.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (29 USC 2619(a)(b)) You must post information informing employees of their rights and protections per the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location, accessible by all employees.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (29 CFR 1903.2(a)(1)) You must display clear, summarized and accurate information regarding your employees' rights and protections under the Federal Occupational Health and Safety Act. Display this information in a conspicuous location, and ensure that it is not altered, defaced, or covered by other material.
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Minimum Wage Rates in Vermont in 2020:

As of January 1, 2020, Vermont’s minimum wage is $10.96 per hour.

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Important Phone Numbers: State of Vermont

  • Wage & Hour - (802) 828-0267
  • OSHA - (800) 287-2765
  • Workers' Compensation - (802) 828-2286
  • Unemployment Insurance - (877) 214-3330
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