Chamber News & Blog

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...

January 8, 2016
Article type: Blog

CardConnect’s chief technology officer, Rush Taggart, sat down with Bankrate’s Rachel Hartman to discuss how tokenization works and the purpose it serves in payments. Since data breaches have continued to rise and impacted everywhere from Neiman Marcus to Target, more and more consumers are...

January 7, 2016
Article type: Blog

Setting salaries for your staff is always a tricky thing to do. It's especially hard if you've never done it before, because you probably don't even know where to start. On the one hand, you want to pay enough to get the best possible talent. On the other hand, you don't want to overpay.

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January 6, 2016
Article type: Blog

There are numerous legal requirements placed on human resource professionals to properly create, maintain, and protect the confidentiality of employment records. Federal and state agencies have stepped up their audits of personnel records, and employees frequently request information contained...

January 5, 2016
Article type: Blog

If your business hires commercial drivers you understand the federal laws that require you to investigate and monitor the driving activities of your employees. These drivers must meet a number of federal standards, as well as those established by your insurance carriers. But what about those...

December 28, 2015
Article type: Blog

Informational interviewing is a largely overlooked process, because it is misunderstood. In an informational interview, you are seeking leads and information regarding an industry, a career path or an employer by talking to people you know or who have been referred to you. But before you run out...

December 23, 2015
Article type: News

Chamber-supported legislation to make quarterly unemployment insurance (UI) tax bills more predictable for employers was signed by the Governor this week.

Under legislation passed in 2011, a UI tax reduction went into effect during the 3rd quarter wage reports (filed...

December 21, 2015
Article type: News

Thanks to your emails, phone calls and advocacy efforts, the Michigan Senate hit the pause button on efforts to rush through a $1.98 billion tax increase on individuals and businesses who purchase health insurance in the final days of the 2015 legislative session. While the good news is that...

December 21, 2015
Article type: News

In a disappointing development last week, the Michigan Legislature passed a set of bills worth hundreds of millions of dollars designed to satisfy the demands of an out-of-state data center company who intends to develop a server farm in West Michigan.

The Michigan...