Chamber News & Blog

March 1, 2015
Article type: Blog

State Representative Peter Lucido (R-Shelby Township) has introduced legislation to severely limit employers’ use of non-compete agreements with employees. House Bill 4198 would ...

March 1, 2015
Article type: Blog

Mothering Justice and the Economic Justice Alliance of Michigan, two key proponents of the paid sick leave mandate, released polling results last week showing 86 percent of Michigan voters support the concept of a paid sick leave mandate.    

The...

March 1, 2015
Article type: Blog

The Michigan House Tax Policy Committee held a hearing last week on legislation to finally put an end to Hollywood film subsidies. House Bill 4122 was introduced by State...

February 26, 2015
Article type: Blog

Knowing how to effectively create, use, and maintain employment-related documents is one of the most important skills for a manager or human resources professional to learn. Mastering this skill means that you will be able to better manage employee attendance and performance, respond to a...

February 26, 2015
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber has taken a position in support of House Bill 4122 (Dan Lauwers, 81-Brockway) which would finally end Michigan’s wasteful and ineffective film subsidy. Following a...

February 25, 2015
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today is calling on state lawmakers to support House Bill 4122, introduced by State Rep. Dan Lauwers, to finally end Michigan’s costly and...

February 24, 2015
Article type: Blog

Unclaimed property is any financial asset that has been left with a “holder,” such as a bank, insurance company or other business or organization and has gone unclaimed beyond the dormancy period. Examples of unclaimed property include uncashed payroll checks, inactive stocks, dividends,...

February 24, 2015
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber Foundation is pleased to announce its partnership with the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), a nationally-recognized innovative program that transforms local high school students into real entrepreneurial successes. The...

February 23, 2015
Article type: Blog

All 18 organizations (that participated in an EY/MENTOR study about mentoring) encourage employees to mentor, making it possible for them to volunteer during business hours, but that mentoring happens...

February 23, 2015
Article type: Blog

This week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission posted the Rover Pipeline project’s formal application. The Michigan Chamber supports the Rover Pipeline and welcomes this next step in the process toward formal approval of the project. We encourage FERC to move quickly in its...