This page has information specific to this state, including contact information for federal and state agencies, and some key information about laws and consumer protections. Sometimes, state laws are more protective than federal law. For more information on this state's specific laws (e.g., on employment or health insurance), visit Triage Cancer's Charts of State Laws.
Who’s eligible? Employees whose primary place of work is in Vermont and who are not subject to exemption.
Who can be cared for? The employee or the employee’s child, parent, grandparent, spouse, or parent-in-law.
How much time is given? Employees earn up to 40 hours per year of paid leave. The number of hours to which an employee is entitled is related to the number of hours worked.
How much is paid? Employees must be paid the same hourly rate they normally get. Hourly workers must be paid their regular hourly rate.
How do I apply? Employees must notify their employers. Reasonable notice may include compliance with an employer’s reasonable notification system that the employee customarily uses to communicate with the employer for absences or requesting leaves. Employees must make good faith efforts to provide notice of the need in advance of the use of earned sick time, to the extent possible.
For information on financial assistance resources, you can visit the Financial Assistance Resources module at CancerFinances.org. You can then pick from the different categories of financial assistance, to find organizations that may provide financial help to you. Think creatively. For example, if you cannot find anything to help with your medical bills, you may qualify for utility assistance and shift the money you had dedicated to utilities to your medical bills.
(Current as of 8/2022)