Who must post?
Vermont law requires that every business display the 2020 Vermont Unemployment Insurance notice in in a conspicuous location in the workplace. (21 V.S.A. § 1346; Vermont Employment Security Board Final Rule 3).
- The 2020 Vermont Unemployment Insurance notice has been revised to include information about the Sexual Violence Survivors Transitional Employment Program. (21. V.S.A. § 1251, et. seq.) Interested individuals are instructed to speak with the Domestic Violence Program Manager when contacting the Department of Labor at the number provided.
- The name of Department of Labor’s facilities that provide job assistance to workers have been renamed Career Resource Centers and a web address and toll-free number are provided to locate regional Career Resource Centers.
Sexual Violence Survivors Transitional Employment Program Eligibility
Under the law, an individual may be eligible for up to 26 weekly payments if he or she voluntarily left work due to circumstances directly resulting from domestic and sexual violence. An individual is eligible for benefits provided the individual:
- leaves employment because:
- the individual reasonably fears that the domestic and sexual violence will continue at or en route to or from work;
- the individual intends to relocate to avoid future domestic and sexual violence;
- the individual reasonably believes that leaving the employment is necessary for the safety of the individual or a member of the individual’s family; or
- the individual is physically or emotionally unable to work because of experiencing domestic or sexual violence;
- has pursued, if possible, reasonable alternatives to leaving the employment
- can provide documentation of the domestic or sexual violence; and
- has been found ineligible for unemployment solely because of the separation from employment.
The Commissioner of Labor requires that eligible individuals work with the Department of Labor to determine work readiness and are taking reasonable steps to become employed.