Chamber News & Blog

December 11, 2017
Article type: News

Good News! We are pleased to report that the Michigan Chamber was successful in its efforts to block legislation aimed at subsidizing schools on the backs of employers and employees through a hidden tax on their electric utility bills.

Last week, the Michigan Chamber...

December 7, 2017
Article type: Blog

Stories of employee off-duty conduct seem to surface every week. Last month, a marketing executive was photographed making an obscene gesture toward a presidential motorcade. The photo quickly went viral on social media and other outlets. After she identified herself and posted a copy of the...

December 5, 2017
Article type: Blog

Beyond basic “never dos” like showing up late and/or inebriated, wearing flip-flops, or not knowing anything about the organization or position, there are other ways candidates can derail their chances of advancing further.

Interviewers need to be aware of warning signs; spotting them...

December 4, 2017
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber recently partnered with the Michigan Farm Bureau to develop legislation to reform the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. The three-bill package to increase stakeholder engagement and transparency in the DEQ's rule making process, received its first...

December 4, 2017
Article type: News

A 16-bill package aimed at reigning in massive municipal unfunded pension and benefit liabilities was introduced in the both the State House and Senate last week. The Michigan Chamber supports this effort to make sure local governments do everything they can to shore up their...

December 1, 2017
Article type: Blog

Effective January 1, 2018, the minimum wage rate will increase from $8.90 to $9.25. This new change to state law marks the end of a gradual 25 percent increase of the minimum wage.

The Workforce Opportunity Wage Act, Public Act 138 of 2014 (Act 138) took effect on May 27, 2014, replacing...

November 29, 2017
Article type: Blog

Collecting, calculating, reporting and paying sales tax can be a confusing aspect of running a business. Many will have to pay sales and use tax to their state, but some businesses can quality for an exemption. Here is a list of organizations and other groups that qualify for a sales and use tax...

November 21, 2017
Article type: Blog

Take this twenty-question quiz developed by the MSU Broad College of Michigan International Business Center and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to evaluate your company's export readiness.

The assessment consists of 5 separate dimensions and each dimension is scored in 4...

November 20, 2017
Article type: Blog

Whether you are currently in the middle of a deal to sell your business or just beginning to think about the process, at some point you will have to inform your employees about the intended transition of ownership. This is true whether you have 100 (or more) employees or just a handful.

A...

November 20, 2017
Article type: News

A group hoping to legalize the recreational use of marijuana announced their plans to submit the required signatures to get the question on the 2018 ballot.

The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol (CRMLA) says it had collected 360,000 signatures for the...