Vermont Records laws & HR compliance analysis

Vermont Records: What you need to know

The information provided here highlights some of the more important recordkeeping requirements that apply to most employers in Vermont, regardless of industry. There may be other state recordkeeping requirements that are specific to certain businesses or industries. In addition, there are many federal statutes that require employers to keep certain records related to employment. There is additional information on federal recordkeeping requirements.
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Employers should keep in mind that the time period for retaining records set forth in the various statutes are minimums. Since these records are critical to the employer if its compliance with federal or state law is questioned or if it must defend itself against employment-related litigation, employers may want to retain employment-related records for longer periods. Moreover, the penalties for not keeping required records may be severe.
Covered employers. All employers with employees under the age of 18 are subject to the recordkeeping requirements.
Required. Employers must keep records of the daily and weekly hours worked, starting and quitting times, and mealtimes for workers under the age of 18. Employers must keep on file an employment certificate for each minor under the age of 16 working during school hours (VT Stat. Tit. 21 Sec. 431, Sec. 442).
Covered employers. Effective January 1, 2017, state law requires all employers doing business or operating within the state to allow eligible employees to accrue and use earned sick time.
Required. Employers must post notice of the provisions of law in a form to be provided by the commissioner in a place conspicuous to employees at the ...

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