UPDATED: Vermont Earned Sick Time

We have updated the advisory notes and policy based on recent clarification from the Vermont Department of Labor regarding the ability of employers to impose a cap on annual accrual of sick time. The current maximum accrual is 24 hours each year; beginning on January 1, 2019, the annual cap on accrual must be increased to 40 hours.

This handbook policy is optional if other written notice of the provisions of the sick time law is provided at the time of hire to new employees (or effective date of the law for current employees, who are presumably, though not explicitly, covered as part of the law’s notice requirements), but we strongly recommend including the policy in the handbook.