Chamber News & Blog

April 13, 2017
Article type: Blog

The state of Michigan just released an update to the Michigan Law Prohibits Discrimination poster, which must be posted for your employees.

These are the two most recent updates to Michigan labor law. There are 18 total required employment notices that Michigan businesses...

April 11, 2017
Article type: Blog

Inquiries about employees ...

April 7, 2017
Article type: Blog

If you’re a growing small business and need help...

April 6, 2017
Article type: Blog

When communicating in the debt ...

April 4, 2017
Article type: Blog

When conducting background checks on current employees, especially those who are under consideration for promotion, here are some items to consider:

  1. Under federal law in the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the background authorization document signed by the employee when...
April 3, 2017
Article type: News

Last week, the Senate Education Committee moved legislation, despite significant opposition by the Michigan Chamber and other business interests, to repeal Michigan’s post-Labor Day school start law. 

Although this legislation was billed as a way to address the “...

April 3, 2017
Article type: News

Last week, the Michigan House passed legislation supported by the Michigan Chamber to provide for greater flexibility in Michigan Merit Curriculum requirements with the goal of narrowing the skills gap and fostering workforce readiness. 

Current law requires students...

March 27, 2017
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber is strongly urging the State House to quickly pass legislation to remove a tax “penalty” on Michigan-based aviation repair facilities...

March 27, 2017
Article type: News

Unfortunately, legislation to dramatically change how property tax assessments and appeals are conducted in Michigan has been reintroduced under the guise of making corporations pay their “fair share” in property taxes.

Urged on by local governments who want to...

March 21, 2017
Article type: Blog

Exporting can create a whole new playing field of opportunity for small businesses. Nearly 96 percent of consumers live outside the U.S. and two-thirds of global purchasing power is in foreign countries, according to...