Chamber News & Blog

September 15, 2015
Article type: Blog

Under current regulation, if your business uses an automatic telephone dialing system (ATDS) or an artificial/prerecorded voice to make telephone calls to a cell phone without prior express consent of the called party, your business is engaging in TCPA Prohibited...

September 14, 2015
Article type: Blog

MIOSHA’s Safety and Health Protection on the Job poster has been revised to include new employer reporting requirements for all work-related hospitalizations, amputations and losses of an eye. The MIOSHA Injuries/Illness reporting number has also been added to the notice.

Employers are...

September 11, 2015
Article type: Blog

Hackers have managed to find their way past the online security systems of large retailers, hospital systems, and even the federal government. To help answer those threats, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council updated a key security standard that will help businesses make their...

September 10, 2015
Article type: Blog

After years of anticipation, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its Notice of Proposed Rule Making on June 30, 2015, revising the overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by targeting salary requirements.

The FLSA requires a covered employer to pay overtime...

September 9, 2015
Article type: Blog

If the Affordable Care Act disappeared tomorrow there would be two significant and impactful results – a better educated health care consumer and a shift towards defined contribution plans and private exchanges. We’ve long suggested that a shift to smarter consumers is a direct result of the...

September 4, 2015
Article type: Blog

As a small business owner you will need to determine whether to hire full time employees or use independent contractors. Don’t make the mistake of thinking they are basically the same thing. They aren’t.

Although you pay both kinds of workers to do tasks for you, they are not viewed the...

September 3, 2015
Article type: Blog

If you’re great at your job, you’ve probably been asked to teach others how to do some of the things at which you excel. Doing something well is not the same as teaching others to do it well. Leaders focus on strategies for getting the best results from trainees.

Here are five...

September 2, 2015
Article type: Blog

A foreign national's application for employment-based cases, is classified into one of five categories including:

  1. EB-1 – Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Researchers and Professors, and Intracompany Managers and Executives.
  2. EB-2 – National...
September 2, 2015
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber has submitted comments to the US Department of Labor (US-DOL) regarding its proposal to substantially increase the number of workers qualifying for overtime, arguing the proposed rule goes too high, too fast and should be reconsidered. 

President...

September 1, 2015
Article type: Blog

Many employers hire extra workers to prepare for a busy holiday season. Often these workers are hired on some level shortly after Labor Day to ensure they are trained properly, as they help the employer get ready for increased activity.

Remember that even your temporary help should be...