Chamber News/Blog

April 23, 2015

So you are thinking about selling your business…what is the first step? Most business owners want to know what they can expect to receive from the sale of their businesses. Some owners have a pretty good idea of the value of their company, while others don’t have a clue.

In either case,...

April 22, 2015

Ongoing communication with employees is a cornerstone of peak performance, but it often falls short when put into practice. Performance reviews provide necessary feedback to staff, but are only effective if done properly, which means:

  • the reviews must be consistently administered;...
April 21, 2015

10 Tips for helping you to avoid liability for unlawful employment discrimination:

  1. Include an EEO policy statement in your employee handbook.
  2. Train interviewers about lawful and unlawful pre-employment inquiries.
  3. Audit employment applications for unlawful pre-...
April 20, 2015

We are pleased to report that the Michigan Chamber participated in two bill signing ceremonies last week. Signed into law was legislation to allow employers to adopt and apply a voluntary veterans’ preference employment policy (now...

April 20, 2015

Legislation to reform Michigan’s no-fault automobile insurance system passed the Michigan Senate last week by a vote of 21-17. 

Senate Bill 248 addresses many...

April 20, 2015

In a significant win for employers, the United States Supreme Court recently invalidated a judicial inference that union retiree health insurance benefits are vested for life in the absence of specific language to the contrary. The Supreme Court’s unanimous opinion in M&G Polymers USA,...

April 17, 2015

The Zywave Health Plan Design Benchmark Report is based on data drawn from the largest database in the country, consisting of 50,000 health plan designs from over 31,000 employers during the 2014 calendar year.

The summary features various plan design measures, segmented by industry,...

April 16, 2015

Every day, Michiganders throw valuable commodities like paper, metal and plastic in the garbage for a one-way trip to a landfill. Meanwhile manufacturers are spending money on the same materials to incorporate into their products.

In fact, Michiganders dispose more than $435 million...

April 15, 2015

While spring is a time of renewal, storms and flooding can be devastating in terms of facility damage and lost revenues. Are you prepared? Storm readiness should include emergency action procedures to ensure the safety of your staff and facility, as well as adequate backup power to keep your...

April 14, 2015

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement by Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley in response to today’s decision by the State Board of Canvassers to allow a ballot question committee to try for a third time to totally prohibit a safe and proven...