Links to information on employee benefits:

Cafeteria Plan & Other Fringe Benefits

Creative Workforce Solutions

Offering innovative placement options to job seekers and employers, as well as information on tax incentives, accommodations, Invest EAP, training offsets and other services and workforce supports available to the business community.

Discounts on Insurance and Services

Many VBSR members offer member-to-member discounts on insurances and other services.

Housing Assistance – Burlington

Housing Assistance – Central Vermont: Downstreet Housing and Community Development

Housing Assistance – Lamoille County: Lamoille Housing Partnership

Housing Assistance – Northeast Kingdom: Rural Edge

Housing Assistance – Southeastern Vermont: Windham and Windsor Housing Trust

Housing Assistance – Statewide: VT Housing & Conservation Board

Housing Assistance – Western Vermont:  NeighborWorks of Western Vermont

Income Advance Program

Rhino Foods’ Income Advance Program was developed in response to requests from employees for “loans”. While payroll advances addressed the immediate need it did nothing to address the root problem and was difficult to administer in a fair and consistent way. Rhino was dedicated to finding a solution and the Income Advance Program was born.

Invest EAP

Invest EAP is a Vermont-based public and private non-profit collaborative that has offered comprehensive Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services since 1986. Our EAP provides short-term counseling and referral, management consultation, wellness workshops and resource information.

Society For Human Resource Management

A resource for employer practices, education and sample policies. There is a fee to join and access the information.

Vermont 2-1-1

A database with detailed descriptions of programs and services that are provided by local community groups, social service and health-related agencies, government organizations, and others.

Vermont’s Basic Needs Budget

Find out whether your employees’ compensation meets basic needs.

Vermont Health Connect

Small Employers’ FAQ on Vermont’s health insurance offerings.

Career and Education Wellness powered by VSAC

Career and Education Wellness powered by VSAC provides an invaluable benefit to your staff by helping them directly with their education goals and by giving them peace of mind and confidence in planning and navigating their families’ education

Working Bridges

United Way leads the Working Bridges Employer Collaborative. The concept is simple: employers work together to effectively develop and test innovative HR practices using the workplace as a platform for services designed to help workers get, keep and grow stable employment.

Workplaces for All

A comprehensive site offering information on workplace harassment and discrimination, including education, business practices, directory of trainers and where/how to file a complaint.


Sample policies

Sample HandbookPlease check back later – or feel free to share your policies with us.


Also see the Employee Benefits section.