Vermont Paid Sick Leave: Understanding Your Changing Obligations Under The New Law

About This Course:
If your organization is based in Vermont or has operations there, you may face new earned sick leave requirements!

On January 1, 2017, Vermont will mandate the accrual of paid sick leave for certain employees. This new law raises several questions:
  • Who’s covered?
  • When do your employees start earning paid sick time?
  • What’s the mandated accrual rate you must apply?
  • And, how should you track earned sick leave, or require medical verification for an absence?
Join us when Attorneys Amy McLaughlin and Jeffrey J. Nolan of Dinse Knapp McAndrew, P.C., will provide the answers to these questions and more during this insightful webinar.

Learning Objectives
  • Key compliance obligations under Vermont’s newly enacted paid sick leave law
  • Which employers may be exempt from the law once it takes effect January 1, 2017
  • How to ensure accurate accrual calculations
  • How to account for earned sick leave
  • When an employee is generally eligible to take earned sick leave
  • When and how to require medical verification in support of a request for earned sick leave
  • Best practices for managing the payment of accrued paid time off upon termination
  • Compliance strategies cross-border employers with Vermont-based employees should use
In just 60 minutes, you’ll learn your rights and obligations under earned sick leave in Vermont, and how to create and administer effective procedures going forward.

About Your Presenters

Amy McLaughlin, Esq.
Dinse Knapp McAndrew, P.C.

Drawing on both her legal knowledge and her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification, Amy McLaughlin helps employers develop and implement effective workplace policies and strategies, manage sensitive and difficult employment issues, and apply preventative employment measures in an effort to avoid litigation.

Ms. McLaughlin also frequently provides compliance training on a wide variety of employment-related topics and is a regular contributor to the Vermont Employment Law Letter, which is authored and edited by the firm.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. McLaughlin served as a staff attorney with the Vermont Department of Labor and Industry, primarily focusing her practice on wage and hour compliance and workers' compensation issues.

Jeffrey J. Nolan, Esq.
Dinse Knapp McAndrew, P.C.

Jeffrey Nolan has published numerous nationally distributed articles regarding threat assessment (in both peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed journals), employment law, and related issues.

He focuses his litigation and counseling practice on: representing employers and institutions of higher education in employment and student-related matters, in civil litigation and administrative proceedings; advising employers and institutions of higher education on the resolution and legal implications of employment and student-related issues on a day-to-day basis, in light of federal and state statutory and regulatory requirements; and assisting employers and institutions of higher education in the development and implementation of appropriate policies, handbooks and training programs. Mr. Nolan contributes regularly to the Vermont Employment Law Letter authored and edited by the firm.
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