Chamber News & Blog

November 13, 2017
Article type: News

Last week, the Michigan House unanimously passed a seven-bill package supported by the Michigan Chamber to address key issues facing Michigan’s 100-percent employer-financed unemployment insurance (UI) program.  While the legislation has many components, it works to address the...

November 13, 2017
Article type: News

Several Chamber-backed tax bills have advanced through the legislative process in recent weeks. Following is a rundown is key tax bills on the move:

Dental Prosthetics (SBs 566-7 and HBs 5164, 5173): Originally only a two-bill package, legislation to...

November 8, 2017
Article type: Blog

The shark species, as we know them, have been around for about 400 million years; they were dwelling the oceans when dinosaurs were roaming the land. Growing up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, there is a saying: “We provoke a shark every time we get in the water where sharks happen to be. The...

November 7, 2017
Article type: Blog

Accommodating employees with disabilities presents a number of challenges, but those associated with mental health disabilities can be particularly difficult. This is illustrated by a recent case from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Arndt v. Ford Motor Co...

November 6, 2017
Article type: News

We are pleased to report that Gov. Snyder has signed House Bill 4999 (Verheulen, R-Walker), which will ensure no local unit of government in Michigan can enact a tax on food or beverages. The Michigan Chamber played a key role in advancing this legislation, from introduction to final passage in...

November 3, 2017
Article type: Blog

The Payment of Wages and Fringe Benefits Act, Public Act 390 of 1978, as amended, regulates the payment of hourly wages, salaries, commissions, certain fringe benefits (vacation pay, sick pay, etc.) as specified...

November 2, 2017
Article type: Blog

A diverse workforce is a key element to a successful enterprise. Here are 10 points to consider when developing diversity initiatives within your organization:

  1. Link the company’s initiatives to its overall mission. Given its mission and unique working environment, each organization...
November 2, 2017
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement to express its disappointment with 63 of the 110 members of the Michigan House who turned their backs on Michigan drivers today and voted ‘no’ on reforms to the state’s broken and costly auto insurance system.

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November 1, 2017
Article type: News

Mark Davidoff, Michigan Managing Partner for Deloitte, has been elected Chair of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors starting in January 2018.

As Board chair, Mr. Davidoff will lead the State Chamber’s 84-member board that establishes Michigan Chamber...

November 1, 2017
Article type: Blog

Currently, the Occupational Safety Health and Administration (OSHA) requires that covered employers record workplace safety data in the form of an injury and illness report for each case (Form 301), a log of the cases (Form 300), and an annual summary of work-related injuries and illnesses (Form...