Chamber News & Blog

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 5, 2015
Article type: Blog

We have one big country, but there are 50 states, over 3000 counties/parishes, and thousands and thousands of cities and towns. They all have their own laws and regulations on a variety of things, including the use of criminal records when making hiring decisions.

Businesses that operate...

May 4, 2015
Article type: News

In an effort to mitigate the impact Michigan’s higher minimum wage has had on youth employment in the state, legislation has been introduced to authorize a youth minimum wage and training wage. 

The legislation, which is supported by the Michigan Chamber, was...

May 4, 2015
Article type: Blog

The Administrative Law Judge sits at a desk, and the parties, their witnesses and representatives sit at a table usually set up in front of the Administrative Law Judge’s desk. The Administrative Law Judge will direct the parties and witnesses where to sit. The Administrative Law Judge begins by...

May 1, 2015
Article type: Blog

Q: I need to hire three employees to help get my business started, but I don't have enough financing to pay the salaries for all three. Should I try to raise more money before hiring anyone or should I hire just one employee and hope that I can make it work with limited resources?

A:...

April 28, 2015
Article type: Blog

Employers need to take certain legal and administrative steps when the death of an employee occurs. Here are some of the human resource and accounting tasks come into play after an employee dies:

  1. Implementing bereavement leave policies;
  2. Answering payroll questions before the...
April 27, 2015
Article type: Blog

Employee development is modified to fit the position, industry, job duties and employees’ career plans. Likewise, different forms of training are better suited for certain jobs, such as apprenticeships for skilled trades and mentoring and onboarding for professional occupations. Training or...

April 27, 2015
Article type: Blog

Legislation supported by the Michigan Chamber to reform Michigan’s no-fault automobile insurance system - and drive down premiums - moved through the House Insurance Committee last week, after passing the Senate earlier this month. 

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April 27, 2015
Article type: News

Michigan’s post-Labor Day school start law is under attack by a handful of legislators and individuals in the education community who want to give school boards the authority to begin their school year on any date within the summer. The Michigan Chamber opposes...

April 27, 2015
Article type: Blog

The Michigan Chamber provided testimony last week on Senate Bill 100 (Brandenburg) to strengthen taxpayer rights and access to courts. Under current law, Michigan taxpayers who...