Chamber News & Blog

June 15, 2016
Article type: Blog

Michigan’s robust and diverse energy utility infrastructure gives businesses confidence they will have the access and reliability they demand at an affordable cost.

Electricity and Power Generation

Reliability and electric cost are key to...

June 10, 2016
Article type: Blog

It was the Memorial Weekend announcement no one wanted to receive – another data hack. Social media site MySpace users’ data was now in the hands of criminals; MySpace usernames and passwords for over 360 million people exposed, joining 65 million Tumblr users that were in a similar situation...

June 9, 2016
Article type: Blog

Addressing workplace issues – including the sticky HR situation – quickly and efficiently is important to employee retention, productivity, and to avoid and/or reduce potential liability to the company.

Some issues and...

June 8, 2016
Article type: Blog

A National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) judge just issued a notable decision in Chipotle Services LLC for employers grappling with social media invading the workplace.  

Former Chipotle employee, James Kennedy, aired his grievances on his personal...

June 7, 2016
Article type: Blog

Many employers hire part-time workers during the summer months. Often, these are high school and college students. Should you do background checks on them similar to those for older adults seeking full-time employment? The answer is YES!

Although many courts restrict public access to...

June 6, 2016
Article type: News

With the deadline for groups hoping to get an initiative petition certified for the Nov. 2016 ballot now behind us, only one group remains standing. The deadline was last Wednesday, June 1. 

Thanks to the Michigan Chamber’s efforts to educate voters on the dangers of...

June 6, 2016
Article type: News

In a stunning move last week, the State House passed legislation to repeal an important tax credit that will result in a $40 per car tax hike on law abiding motorists in Michigan.

The Michigan Chamber is...

June 2, 2016
Article type: Blog

The key triggers in employee engagement rely on building a corporate culture of transparency. Here are four best practices that company leaders can start using today: 

  1. Start a Blog – To help build solid workplace relationships, trust is #1....
June 2, 2016
Article type: Blog

E-Verify is a fast, free, and easy-to-use internet-based service run by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and partnership with the Social Security Administration that allows employers to verify the eligibility of their newly hired employees to...

June 1, 2016
Article type: Blog

Over 300,000 organizations in 170 countries have implemented ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems – Requirements with Guidance for Use, since it was originally published in 1996. A robust environmental management system (EMS) can help to ensure regulatory compliance, enhance...