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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on April 30, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in Vermont, we recommend that you visit the state’s COVID-19 Recovery Resource Center or the Governor's Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources.

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Description of Program and Relief

Relief from Vermont’s Notice of Potential Layoffs Act

The Vermont Department of Labor has announced that it does not intend to enforce the provisions of Vermont’s Notice of Potential Layoffs Act against businesses who are forced to lay off employees due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers closing facilities or engaging in mass layoffs of 50 or more are generally required to provide 45 days’ notice to the Commissioner of Labor and the Secretary of Commerce, and 30 days’ notice to the employees and to the chief elected or administrative official of the municipality where the layoff or closing occurs under the Vermont’s Notice of Potential Layoffs Act.

Government or Lead Agency

Vermont Department of Labor

Dates Available

Effective immediately

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions


Application Deadlines (If Applicable)


Contact for More Information

Vermont Department of Labor Employer Services line at (802) 828-4344

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