Chamber News/Blog

March 1, 2015

State Representative Peter Lucido (R-Shelby Township) has introduced legislation to severely limit employers’ use of non-compete agreements with employees. House Bill 4128 would...

March 1, 2015

Mothering Justice and the Economic Justice Alliance of Michigan, two key proponents of the paid sick leave mandate, released polling results last week showing 86 percent of Michigan voters support the concept of a paid sick leave mandate.    

The...

March 1, 2015

The Michigan House Tax Policy Committee held a hearing last week on legislation to finally put an end to Hollywood film subsidies. House Bill 4122 was introduced by State...

March 1, 2015

Senate Bill 100 (Brandenburg) would eliminate Michigan’s unfair requirement that taxpayers must pre-pay disputed state tax assessments if they want to access the Michigan Court...

March 1, 2015

Reform of Michigan’s Unclaimed Property Act (UPA) – and the way in which this obscure law is administered – has long been a focus of the Michigan Chamber. Compliance with the UPA is a significant hidden cost of doing business and Chamber members particularly dislike the state’s...

February 26, 2015

Knowing how to effectively create, use, and maintain employment-related documents is one of the most important skills for a manager or human resources professional to learn. Mastering this skill means that you will be able to better manage employee attendance and performance, respond to a...

February 26, 2015

The Michigan Chamber has taken a position in support of House Bill 4122 (Dan Lauwers, 81-Brockway) which would finally end Michigan’s wasteful and ineffective film subsidy. Following a...

February 25, 2015

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today is calling on state lawmakers to support House Bill 4122, introduced by State Rep. Dan Lauwers, to finally end Michigan’s costly and...

February 24, 2015

Unclaimed property is any financial asset that has been left with a “holder,” such as a bank, insurance company or other business or organization and has gone unclaimed beyond the dormancy period. Examples of unclaimed property include uncashed payroll checks, inactive stocks, dividends,...

February 24, 2015

The Michigan Chamber Foundation is pleased to announce its partnership with the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), a nationally-recognized innovative program that transforms local high school students into real entrepreneurial successes. The...