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The purpose of the legislation is to require reporting and examination of the frequency of PTSD claims, and identify what specific training could be implemented to better recognize symptoms and make workers aware of training materials available. (Credit: Chanintorn.v/Shutterstock) The purpose of the legislation is to require reporting and examination of the frequency of PTSD claims, and identify what specific training could be implemented to better recognize symptoms and make workers aware of training materials available. (Credit: Chanintorn.v/Shutterstock)

Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed legislation into law last week that allows investigation and sanctions for the misclassification of workers and requires the development of a new group committed to studying workers’ compensation claims for mental conditions that state workers file.

SB 108 modifies the law that is currently in place by allowing the attorney general to investigate complaints of employers willfully, substantially, or systematically failing to classify employees correctly, and may sanction employers for misclassification.

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