Chamber News & Blog

November 14, 2016
Article type: News

We are pleased to report that, last week, the Michigan Senate passed two bills -- SB 437 & 438 -- to reform Michigan's energy policy. The bills received bipartisan support and were passed by a two-thirds majority of the Senate. 

The final version of SB 437...

November 11, 2016
Article type: Blog

Business Insider recently shared a feature on the “Gap Between EMV Adoption and Usage in the US” and how we have been stacking up against other countries around the globe.

First off, let’s define exactly what EMV is and why it’s here.

EMV stands...

November 10, 2016
Article type: Blog

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) Final Regulations, changing the minimum salary requirements for exempt salaried executive, administrative, professional, and computer employees, go into effect on December 1, 2016. December 1 is the deadline. There is no grace period.

This is...

November 9, 2016
Article type: News

Yesterday, Democrats, Republicans and Independents cast a vote in favor of Chamber-endorsed candidates running on an agenda of limited government and free enterprise. Delivering powerful advocacy is a core competency of the Michigan Chamber and we are pleased to report that once again...

November 8, 2016
Article type: Blog

The state of Michigan just released a new mandatory notice for minimum wage that must be posted for your employees. Plus, the federal government recently released two mandatory notices that were effective in August.

These are mandatory state and federal revisions, so all...

November 3, 2016
Article type: Blog

On Friday October 28, 2016, the United States Supreme Court agreed to review a major transgender case. The case involves a 15-year-old Virginia high school student who, two years ago, declared himself to be a transgender male. His school granted him permission...

November 1, 2016
Article type: Blog

Hand pointing to resumeClass-action lawsuits against employers are becoming more common because plaintiffs (job applicants and current employees) are claiming that...

October 28, 2016
Article type: News

The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) today announced its 2016 Legal Reform Award winners at its 17th Annual Legal Reform Summit.  

"We are proud to honor these individuals and organizations for their tireless efforts to advocate for commonsense legal...

October 27, 2016
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement from Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley in response to Governor Snyder’s veto of bipartisan legislation championed by the Chamber to repeal an anti-competitive tax on individuals and businesses...

October 25, 2016
Article type: Blog

Interviewing candidates can be a daunting and time consuming endeavor for hiring managers. It seems like it should be simple, but for some the interview process can become their worst nightmare: slow, awkward and ineffective. But it doesn’t have to be that way!

Interviewing candidates...