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Current Legislation in Vermont

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Vermont General Assembly: https://legislature.vermont.gov/

HB 28 - An act relating to the basic needs budget and livable wage

Issue: Minimum Wage

This measure defines livable wage for the purpose of the basic needs budget.

This measure provides that a livable wage is the hourly wage, averaged for both urban and rural areas, that is required for a full-time worker to pay for one-half of the basic needs budget for a two four-person household with no two adult wage earners and two children and without employer-assisted health insurance. This measure adds health as an aspect of basic need.

HB 42 - An Act Relating To Including The Amount Expended By An Employer For Health Insurance In The Determination Of The Minimum Wage

Issue: Minimum Wage

This measure includes a calculation for the amount expended by each employer to provide an employee with health insurance. The minimum wage for each employee must be reduced by a prorated amount based on the employer’s annual cost to provide him or her with health insurance coverage up to a maximum reduction equal to the full annual cost of the premium for the lowest cost silver-level plan available through the Vermont Health Benefit Exchange.

SB 6 - An Act Relating to Repealing the Commissioner of Labor’s Authority to Recommend a Subminimum Wage For Individuals With a Disability

Issue: Minimum Wage

This measure prohibits a subminimum wage for individuals with disabilities.

This measure repeals the Labor Commissioner's authority to recommend a subminimum wage for individuals with disabilities.

SB 52 - An Act Relating to Increasing the Minimum Wage to $15.00 Per Hour By 2025

Issue: Minimum Wage

This measure increases the minimum wage to $15.00 by January 1, 2025.

This measure establishes the following minimum wage requirements:

  • (i) Beginning January 1, 2023, an employer may not employ any employee at a rate of less than $13.35 per hour.
  • (ii) Beginning on January 1, 2024, an employer may not employ any employee at a rate of less than $14.15 per hour.
  • (iii) Beginning on January 1, 2025, an employer may not employ any employee at a rate of less than $15.00 per hour.