Chamber News & Blog

January 28, 2016
Article type: News

Employers have the responsibility to provide a safe workplace. Employers must provide their workers with a workplace that does not have serious hazards and must follow all OSHA safety and health standards. Employers must find and correct safety and health problems. OSHA further requires that...

January 27, 2016
Article type: Blog

Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) Director Martha Yoder is reminding Michigan employers they are required to post the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in 2015.

Employers must post the ...

January 27, 2016
Article type: Blog

After a lengthy wait on the runway, Michigan’s exemption for manufacturing-related personal property is finally taking off. Taxpayers should be planning to take advantage of this important tax benefit as soon as possible.

Personal property predominately used for industrial processing or...

January 22, 2016
Article type: Blog

Tweets, Snaps, Instagram photos, and Facebook posts are just a few of the many ways individuals communicate through social media. No big surprise that social media has also infiltrated the workplace.  Employees use social media to interact before, during, and after work time on a daily basis....

January 21, 2016
Article type: Blog

Disclosure schedules are attachments (addendums) added to the Asset Purchase Agreement (APA) by the seller to memorialize all of the little things that were reviewed, discussed, and generally agreed upon verbally. By putting these in writing, it can stop future disputes on one or more of these...

January 20, 2016
Article type: Blog

Light your home using the same amount of light for less money. By replacing your home's five most frequently used light fixtures or bulbs with models that have earned the ENERGY STAR, you can save $75 each year. New lighting standards took effect in 2012, and money-saving options such as halogen...

January 19, 2016
Article type: Blog

$599,705,997. What is this figure? It’s the year to date total amount of civil penalties and settlements received by the U.S. Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control for ...

January 18, 2016
Article type: News

The recently created Michigan Underground Storage Tank Fund will be an important resource, providing financial assurance assistance and reimbursement of corrective action costs for qualifying owners and operators of underground storage tank systems across the state. 

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January 15, 2016
Article type: Blog

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has launched a new program to help employers avoid interest and penalty charges related to their payroll and employment tax obligations.

Under the new program, called the Early Interaction Initiative, the IRS will more closely monitor employers’ federal...

January 12, 2016
Article type: News

Good news! Governor Snyder has signed two bills being pushed by the Michigan Chamber to clarify the instances an employee of a franchisee can be deemed an employee of a franchisor under state law.

Michigan Chamber-backed...