Work / Employment
This section of our website has information about working in Vermont. You can learn about:
- unemployment benefits
- worker rights
- workers’ compensation
- disability rights at work
- and more
Other Work Topics
Visit the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse website to read Employment Background Checks: A Jobseeker’s Guide.
If you have a criminal record, read this article: 10 Critical Steps for Ex-offenders to Get Back into the Workforce.
In 2016, Vermont passed a “ban the box” law. Because of the law, employers can’t ask about your criminal history on a job application. The employer may ask questions about criminal history at a job interview or after hiring you.
If you have a criminal record, read our web page about sealing or expunging your record.
“Specialty” consumer reporting agencies collect and sell reports about your personal information like your work history, rent payments, banking, loans, insurance and criminal background. They may also include other information from public records such as tax liens, civil suits and bankruptcy. These are called “specialty reports.”
The Vermont Department of Labor website shows the current Vermont minimum wage, tells when the next increase will be, and explains when employers don't have to pay the minimum wage for some types of jobs or employees. Learn more about wages, overtime and related topics.
For information about workplace safety, visit the website for Vermont's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (VOSHA).