Chamber News & Blog

October 1, 2015
Article type: Blog

On April 14, 2015, the Governor signed House Bill No. 4119 and 4120 making them Public Acts of 2015 Nos. 14 and 15. They will require extensive revisions to the current Michigan Court Rules governing garnishments found at MCR 3.101. The Supreme Court issued proposed rule changes, however, they...

September 28, 2015
Article type: Blog

Last week, the Michigan Supreme Court issued new rules and forms to reflect the garnishment reform legislation that was championed by the Michigan Chamber and signed into law earlier this year.

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September 28, 2015
Article type: Blog

It’s not enough to go to college and get good grades. Many employers expect students to graduate with relevant work experience.

"For entry-level positions postgraduation, employers are really looking for a year’s worth of full-time experience going into that first position," says Heather...

September 28, 2015
Article type: News

Chamber-supported legislation is on the move to make quarterly unemployment insurance (UI) tax bills more predictable for employers. The legislation passed a Senate committee last week and is expected to be voted on by the full Senate in the coming week. 

Under legislation passed in 2011...

September 28, 2015
Article type: Blog

The Michigan House is moving Chamber-supported legislation to prospectively require that legislation creating criminal offense specify a state of mental culpability to be enforceable, establishing a default mens rea culpability requirement for newly-enacted crimes. 

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September 24, 2015
Article type: Blog

Business owners regularly ask us for a market valuation of their business. We are always forthright, as the valuations we establish are usually the benchmark prices for our listing and selling activities.

Every month or so a prospective seller, on receipt of our valuation, tells us that (...

September 21, 2015
Article type: Blog

In a disappointing development, disgraced former lawmakers Cindy Gamrat (Plainwell – 80th District) and Todd Courser (Lapeer – 82nd District) have filed to run in the upcoming special election to fill the seats that became open when Gamrat was expelled and Courser resigned following...

September 21, 2015
Article type: News

Last week, the Michigan Chamber supported legislation considered by the Senate Economic Development Committee to make quarterly unemployment insurance (UI) tax bills more predictable for employers.

Under legislation championed by the Michigan Chamber in 2011, a UI...

September 18, 2015
Article type: Blog

The last major piece of President Barack Obama's health care law could raise costs for thrifty consumers as well as large corporations and union members when it takes effect in 2018.

The so-called Cadillac tax was meant to discourage extravagant coverage. Critics say it's a tax on...

September 16, 2015
Article type: Blog

Utility costs are one of the biggest expenses for businesses, so it makes sense that you want to find ways to reduce these costs. But, perhaps, you aren’t sure where to start? The two main ways to reduce utility costs are to (1) reduce consumption by conducting an Energy Audit and (2)...