Chamber News & Blog

November 20, 2017
Article type: News

As noted in previous editions of Capitol Report, we have seen a significant increase in issues regarding sales/use tax liability on installers or contractors. Under audit, Treasury has been assessing use tax on companies who are only installing items for which the sales tax...

November 16, 2017
Article type: Blog

Being seen as a leader is something many of us strive for, whether we are the owner of our own company or a frontline manager/supervisor. We want to be the one that people come to with questions. We want to build skills in others so they can succeed. And we like to problem-solve and do our part...

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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