The dictates on small business continue and the paid sick leave benefit has now been mandated by a fifth state as Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed paid sick leave into law this week in the Green Mountain State.  Under House 187, which cleared the legislature late last month and was signed into law Wednesday, all full-time employees will be guaranteed at least three paid sick days each year, increasing to five days in 2019.  The law exempts temporary workers and those under the age of 18 years old and becomes effective on January 1, 2017.  Vermont joins Connecticut, California, Massachusetts and Oregon along with Montgomery County, Maryland and a number of municipalities in the requirement.