Chamber News & Blog

May 13, 2015
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber today announced the launch of a statewide voter education campaign, called “Decline to Sign,” to encourage voters not to sign a dangerous petition to totally ban a safe and proven method of energy exploration in Michigan.

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May 13, 2015
Article type: Blog

It’s time. We’ve been as patient as possible and so have your employees. That little inkling that you’ve had in the back of your mind that maybe it’s time make a bold move, to be a part of that movement? We know what it is. It’s that little voice that says “jump” NOW so that you’re not labeled a...

May 11, 2015
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber will testify before a House committee this week in support of legislation to prohibit local units of government from adopting laws related to employee wages or benefits, such as local leave mandates, local wage or fringe benefit mandates, local scheduling or shift...

May 11, 2015
Article type: Blog

The Michigan Senate will begin hearings this week on legislation to repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage. Wendy Block, Director of Health Policy & Human Resources for the Michigan Chamber, will testify in support of...

May 11, 2015
Article type: Blog

On April 28th, the Michigan Chamber Board of Directors unanimously approved comprehensive energy policy striving for safe and reliable energy with rates that are cost-based and regionally competitive. An energy policy workgroup was established in February and met several times to...

May 11, 2015
Article type: Blog

Legislation supported by the Michigan Chamber to reform Michigan’s no-fault automobile insurance system – and reduce premiums – has come to a halt on the floor of the Michigan House of Representatives due to concerns raised by hospitals, attorneys and auto accident victims.

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May 8, 2015
Article type: Blog

The race towards implementation of EMV — the chip-based smartcard technology that’s replacing traditional magnetic-stripe cards — is quickly approaching.  We have compiled just a few of the many EMV facts to help you understand EMV and the impact if may have on your business.

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May 7, 2015
Article type: Blog

Active shooter incidents have instilled fear and concern among employers, employees, students, and stakeholders of businesses, malls, schools, houses of worship, healthcare centers and manufacturing facilities. Headlines describe these incidents, which often cause reactions of shock, disbelief...

May 6, 2015
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber is leading the effort on legislation to strengthen taxpayer rights and improve taxpayer access to courts. We are pleased to report that, after providing testimony on Senate Bill 100 (Brandenburg), the legislation has passed out of the House Tax Committee with...

May 6, 2015
Article type: Blog

Hiring new employees is more difficult today than it has ever been before. The pervasive nature of social media, the legalized use of previously-illegal drugs, and increased concern for protecting individual and company confidences all pose potential barriers in making hiring decisions....