Chamber News & Blog

November 17, 2015
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber is disappointed with the Michigan Supreme Court’s decision to deny an appeal from the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) in a case involving benefits for people fired from jobs over medical marijuana use. The court's failure to act creates serious issues...

November 17, 2015
Article type: Blog

Surveys can be wonderful tools to gauge employee perceptions about your business and their role within it. Everyone likes to give their opinion and it is even better when the boss truly wants to hear it!  

Responding to the feedback you receive can lead to higher retention rates, lower...

November 12, 2015
Article type: Blog

We are engaging in the most multi-generational workforce ever. Statistics show us that Boomers are starting to retire and Gen X isn’t large enough to meet the leadership gap. This suggests Millennials (Gen Y) may have to step up to the plate earlier.

A recent survey of Millennials by...

November 10, 2015
Article type: Blog

Facilities that store oil and polluting materials above certain quantities require a PIPP (Pollution Incident Prevention Plan). Polluting materials include oils of any kind, salt, and chemicals listed in Rule 9 and mixtures containing more than 1% of these materials.

A PIPP is...

November 9, 2015
Article type: News

Good News! The State House and Michigan Senate last week came to an agreement on a comprehensive solution to fix Michigan’s roads through a combination of reforms, re-prioritization of funding, and new revenue. The Michigan Chamber has been a strong advocate for increased funding for...

November 9, 2015
Article type: News

Michigan Chamber-supported legislation is on the move to make quarterly unemployment insurance (UI) tax bills more predictable for employers. The legislation passed the Michigan Senate and is expected to be voted on by the House Workforce and Talent Committee this week.

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November 9, 2015
Article type: News

A statewide petition drive to mandate paid sick leave was launched in July, with the goal of getting the issue on the November 2016 ballot. This initiative would require employers, regardless of size, to provide paid sick leave to all of their employees. Employers with paid sick leave...

November 8, 2015
Article type: Blog

Michigan Chamber-supported legislation is on the move to make quarterly unemployment insurance (UI) tax bills more predictable for employers. The legislation passed the Michigan Senate and is expected to be voted on by the House Workforce and Talent Committee this week.

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November 6, 2015
Article type: Blog

As George Eastman built the photographic film manufacturer Eastman Kodak into an industrial giant in the early 20th century, he thought long and hard about how to get the most out of his front-line laborers. He wound up designing a program to ensure that as corporate profits grew, so would...

November 4, 2015
Article type: Blog

Nearly everyone has been confounded by human behavior at one point or another and guilty of allowing stressful dynamics influence their own reactions. Maintaining your confidence and composure among different personality types is essential to successful group interactions and that commitment...