Chamber News & Blog

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...

June 1, 2016
Article type: News

Michigan Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Rich Studley today declared success for the Protect Michigan’s Energy Future coalition’s “Decline to Sign” efforts. Earlier today, fringe environmentalists trying to prevent hydraulic fracturing in Michigan announced their signature...

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
Article type: Blog

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...