Chamber News & Blog

December 7, 2015
Article type: Blog

Chamber-supported legislation is on the move to make quarterly unemployment insurance (UI) tax bills more predictable for employers. The legislation passed the House Workforce and Talent Committee last week and we hope to have it to the Governor’s desk by the end of the year. 

December 4, 2015
Article type: Blog

Whether we’re making it, spending it, saving it or in lack of it, we think about money a lot. As a result, money spurs why we work and often the professions we choose. Still, money isn’t the be-all and end-all of a profession, nor is it the exclusive factor that determines your satisfaction with...

December 3, 2015
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statements in response to Michigan Senate passage of legislation to provide tax breaks to an out-of-state company in an effort to lure a data center to locate in Michigan.

“We are very disappointed with the...

December 2, 2015
Article type: Blog

Financial statements are used by a business for a number of very important reasons, so it is important that all managers of a business have a basic understanding of how to read and use these statements to help drive the success of a business.

  1. Report Card: They are...
December 1, 2015
Article type: Blog

TV shows like The Blacklist and NCIS are entertaining and fun, but it’s clearly all stylized fiction, no matter how convincing it may look.

One of the greatest problems with these shows is how they portray the criminal record search process. You see them with huge computer screens that...

November 25, 2015
Article type: Blog

The Americans With Disabilities Act requires employers to provide disabled employees reasonable accommodation. As a result, employers are forced to ask difficult questions, such as whether an employee is a qualified individual with a disability or whether the requested accommodation is...

November 24, 2015
Article type: News

News stories from the last few weeks reinforces how employers must be vigilant to protect employees internationally, nationally and locally. The shootings in Paris and Mali and the violence in colleges, churches, plants and office settings, point out risks that are sad reminders that there are...

November 23, 2015
Article type: Blog

In “What Is Business’s Social Compact?” (January–February 1994), Bernard Avishai examines the nature of business’s social responsibility in a competitive environment that has superseded Adam Smith’s division of labor. The nature of work has undergone, and continues to undergo, a fundamental...

November 20, 2015
Article type: Blog

On November 2, 2015, President Obama signed the "Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015." The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 includes a number of provisions and, with respect to Health Care Reform, it repeals the auto-enrollment requirement that applies to certain larger employers.

As originally...

November 19, 2015
Article type: Blog

LEDs offer a huge variety of benefits but at the same time they cannot be viewed as the optimum solution for every lighting-related application. Here, in no particular order, we list some of the main advantages of LEDs, together with some of the challenges faced by these devices.

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