Chamber News & Blog

December 8, 2016
Article type: Blog

The state of Michigan just released a new mandatory notice to Michigan labor law for minimum wage, which must be posted for your employees. The federal...

December 7, 2016
Article type: Blog

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

Some issues and...

December 6, 2016
Article type: Blog

If you accept resumes, we recommend that you also require the completion of a job application. Here’s why:

  1. Some people don’t have a resume and it would be unlawful to deny them the chance to apply for employment as a result.  So, it keeps the playing field fair.
  2. A resume...
December 5, 2016
Article type: Blog

Training employees may be a high priority for employers, but is it often poorly executed. If you train employees properly and give them adequate time to practice their new skills – with ample feedback along the way – you will see increased accuracy, less anxiety, and more teamwork.  


December 2, 2016
Article type: Blog

What is My Legal Obligation to Pay Employees? What Happens If I Don't Pay Them?

Times are tough for many companies, and when cash is short it is tempting to try to save money by delaying payment to employees or not paying terminated employees. But paying employees is one...

December 1, 2016
Article type: Blog

The recent election results will produce significant changes in U.S. immigration policies and processes. With a Republican-controlled House, Senate and the Presidency, changes to current U.S. immigration processes appear to be guaranteed. In addition, changes to U.S. immigration laws and...

November 30, 2016
Article type: Blog

Once you have conducted your interviews and narrowed it down to your top candidates, it is now time to choose between these top candidates. Many organizations choose to do assessments to help them make this final decision.

There are several different types of tests available; personality...

November 28, 2016
Article type: News

Job providers from across the state today joined together to speak out against legislation that would mandate suburban employers become the tax collectors for Michigan cities that impose an income tax on their residents. Legislation in both the Michigan Senate (Senate Bill 1127) and...

November 23, 2016
Article type: News

A federal judge in Texas has issued a nationwide injunction blocking the US Department of Labor’s (US-DOL) new overtime rule. The injunction halts enforcement of the rule until the case is decided. 

The regulation was scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016. It...

November 18, 2016
Article type: Blog

I have met with scores of underperforming business owners over the years and delivered the bad news: it is close to impossible to get an acceptable price (to the owner) for his/her business given the industry standard of valuing businesses at a multiple of cash flow.

With little cash...