Chamber News & Blog

November 8, 2016
Article type: Blog

The state of Michigan just released a new mandatory notice for minimum wage that must be posted for your employees. Plus, the federal government recently released two mandatory notices that were effective in August.

These are mandatory state and federal revisions, so all...

November 3, 2016
Article type: Blog

On Friday October 28, 2016, the United States Supreme Court agreed to review a major transgender case. The case involves a 15-year-old Virginia high school student who, two years ago, declared himself to be a transgender male. His school granted him permission...

November 1, 2016
Article type: Blog

Hand pointing to resumeClass-action lawsuits against employers are becoming more common because plaintiffs (job applicants and current employees) are claiming that...

October 28, 2016
Article type: News

The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) today announced its 2016 Legal Reform Award winners at its 17th Annual Legal Reform Summit.  

"We are proud to honor these individuals and organizations for their tireless efforts to advocate for commonsense legal...

October 27, 2016
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement from Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley in response to Governor Snyder’s veto of bipartisan legislation championed by the Chamber to repeal an anti-competitive tax on individuals and businesses...

October 25, 2016
Article type: Blog

Interviewing candidates can be a daunting and time consuming endeavor for hiring managers. It seems like it should be simple, but for some the interview process can become their worst nightmare: slow, awkward and ineffective. But it doesn’t have to be that way!

Interviewing candidates...

October 23, 2016
Article type: News

Legislation championed by the Michigan Chamber to repeal an anti-competitive tax on individuals and businesses purchasing health insurance was sent to the Governor Snyder last week. Although there are no guarantees, the Michigan Chamber remains hopeful that the Governor will sign this...

October 23, 2016
Article type: News

Despite the fact that we are nearing the end of a legislative session, members need to be aware that bad legislation can continue to be introduced and acted on upon until the very end of the year!

In this case, Senator Geoff Hansen (R-Hart) has proposed...

October 23, 2016
Article type: News

After almost a year of negotiations, the Michigan Chamber has won enough changes to support Senate Bill 437. The new substitute bill, combined with some clarifying...

October 20, 2016
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement as legislation championed by the Michigan Chamber advances to the Governor to repeal an anti-competitive tax on individuals and businesses purchasing health insurance. The Health Insurance Claims Assessment, or "...