Below is a letter that was sent out to Employers from the Vermont Agency of Human Services/Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living
In Marcy 2016, Vermont enacted its Earned Sick Time Law. Following passage of the law, the Vermont Department of Labor (VDOL) issued the Vermont Earned Sick Time Rules to clarify practices and policies in the administration and enforcement of the law. This law requires employers to provide their employees with earned, paid sick leave. It states that all employers with 5 or more full-time employees must begin complying with the law on January 1, 2017. Employers with 5 or fewer full-time employees (i.e., “small employers”) must start complying with the law on January 1, 2018.
The Agency of Human Services (AHS) and ARIS solutions (ARIS) are working together to develop a plan to implement the Vermont Earned Sick Time Law for those who employ independent direct care workers in programs administered by both the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living (DAIL) and the Vermont Department of Health (VDH). In the upcoming months AHS, through ARIS, will provide additional information and details as to how this law will apply to you.
For questions about the new law, you may contact VDOL at 802-828-4281. There is also information available on the VDOL website at http://labor.vermont.gov/learn-more-about-vermonts-new-earned-sick-time-law/
Monica Caserta Hutt, Commissioner
Department of Disabilites, Aging and Independent Living
HC2 South, 280 State Drive, Waterbury, VT 05671