Chamber News & Blog

May 31, 2016
Article type: Blog

Large employers subject to the ACA Pay or Play Penalty were required to distribute 1095-Cs to each full-time employee by March 31, 2016. They had to then file the 1095-Cs with the IRS – along with a 1094-C transmittal form – by May 31, 2016 (if filing by mail) or June 31, 2016 (...

May 26, 2016
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After years, maybe decades, of owning and managing your business, you have decided it is time to sell. Without question, the very first thing you should do is locate and carefully review all of your leases (operating, real estate, equipment, etc.), licenses, customer purchase orders, vendor...

May 25, 2016
Article type: News

Good news! Earlier today, the Senate Competitiveness Committee moved legislation that would repeal Michigan’s unique and uncompetitive Health Insurance Claims Assessment, or “HICA Tax.” The HICA Tax has added nearly $1 billion to the cost of health insurance since its enactment in...

May 23, 2016
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Helen Oloroso, Assistant Dean and Director of the McCormick Office of Career Development, offers some helpful advice for employers considering starting a co-op program, and answers employers' most frequently asked questions:

What are the benefits of starting a co-op program?...

May 23, 2016
Article type: News

Progressive groups, including the Restaurant Opportunity and Mothering Justice, have suspended their campaign to place a paid sick leave proposal on the November 2016 ballot. The so-called “Time to Care Coalition” made their announcement last Friday, after it became clear they would...

May 23, 2016
Article type: News

In an unfortunate development, the Michigan House Tax Policy Committee last week passed legislation (House Bill 5578) that would dramatically change how real property is taxed in...

May 18, 2016
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August FLSA Overtime SeminarEarlier today, the US Department of Labor...

May 18, 2016
Article type: Blog

Natural Gas Customer Choice permits you to shop for gas for your home or business from a diverse market of gas suppliers. You can select a gas supplier or do nothing and continue to get your gas from your local gas utility under existing regulated rates.

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May 17, 2016
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A property tax debate is emerging that could have significant consequences for Michigan taxpayers. Local government associations are currently advocating for passage of legislation to dramatically change the way real property assessments and appeals are conducted. Their goal is to...

May 17, 2016
Article type: Blog

The Van Andel Global Trade Center State Trade & Export Program (STEP) works to increase the number of small business exporters and increases the value of exporters for those who currently trade overseas.

Qualifying Michigan companies can use the STEP program to help diversify their...