Chamber News & Blog

December 13, 2016
Article type: Blog

More Michigan companies are realizing that tapping into foreign markets can be a money maker and job creator.

Looking for a way to diversify and weather the economic downturn, the owners of Rugged Liner Inc. in Owosso hired an international sales director in 2010 to expand sales beyond...

December 9, 2016
Article type: Blog

Fighting payment fraud and cyber threats has become quite the daunting burden over the years. In 2015, the Federal Reserve formed a division called the Secure Payments Task Force and this year the group is looking for some collaboration because for this industry, it’s all hands on deck for...

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...