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Posted by Michelina Covey | Mon, March 25
Since have the passage of the Recreational Marijuana Law (Act 86), employers have been wary on what this means for the workplace.  One question we often hear is “does this mean we need to tolerate... » read more
Posted by Maribeth Spellman | Mon, March 25
It is March, and most of us have had our fill of snow, cold and gray skies.  There is no denying that the dark, cold and gray can impact our mood, and many of my colleagues have been able to escape... » read more
Posted by Karin Tierney | Mon, March 25
We realize one of the biggest headaches employers have is complying with all the new requirements imposed by health care reform.  We also realize it is a struggle to comply without the use of... » read more
Posted by Karin Tierney | Mon, March 25
Creating and sustaining a high level of employee engagement is critical to achieving business results and delighting our customers. While it is evident that employee engagement is about much more... » read more
Posted by Maribeth Spellman | Wed, January 09
In a previous post, we discussed the American Association for Retired Persons (AARP) v. EEOC, federal court opinion which vacated portions of the EEOC’s regulations issued under the Americans with... » read more
Posted by Michael Kilfoyle | Wed, December 26
A few of my teammates and I recently celebrated the impending retirement of David Sichel, a long-time employee of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns.  Dave has one of the brightest minds in our... » read more
Posted by Karin Tierney | Fri, December 21
In the United States, education is key to economic prosperity. 85% of adults with a college degree earn $65k/year compared to $35k/year for those with only a high school education. 80% of parents see... » read more
Posted by Audrey Phillips | Fri, December 21
It’s no secret that Vermont has developed a workforce shortage over the past few years. Studies show that there is an 11,000-person gap in what the state needs to add each year to maintain a stable... » read more
Posted by Brenda Sabin | Wed, December 19
As most health plans incorporate telemedicine into their group medical plan, the compliance requirements are generally outlined through their plan documents.  However, for those offering telemedicine... » read more
Posted by Maribeth Spellman | Wed, December 19
I remember dodgeball – and I remember I didn’t like it much.  Lined up with other “victims”, a brick wall at our backs, as other preteen kids tried to pelt us with “soft” rubber balls. So, when the... » read more