Chamber News & Blog

September 21, 2016
Article type: Blog

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September 20, 2016
Article type: Blog

With more than 95 percent of the world’s population and 80 percent of the world’s purchasing power outside the United States, future economic growth and jobs for Michigan and America increasingly depend on expanding U.S. trade and investment opportunities in the...

September 19, 2016
Article type: News

Later this week, the Michigan House is expected to consider legislation championed by the Michigan Chamber to repeal Michigan’s unique and uncompetitive Health Insurance Claims Assessment, or "HICA Tax.”  While it appears this legislation will receive the same bipartisan support it...

September 15, 2016
Article type: Blog

Numerous laws require employers to divert wages away from the employee to another person or entity. Judgment creditors, bankruptcy courts, and child support enforcement agencies are just a few. Because there are so many such laws and they differ from state to state, it is a big task for...

September 14, 2016
Article type: News

House Bill 5873, which contains a roughly 250 percent increase in Michigan’s beer tax, would put businesses at a huge competitive disadvantage with neighboring states and would take...

September 13, 2016
Article type: News

Do you pay property taxes? Hopefully that question got your attention and piques your interest! The Michigan Chamber is strongly opposed to legislation being...

September 9, 2016
Article type: Blog

Visa recently revised its What to Do If Compromised guidelines for handling a data breach to clarify the appropriate procedures for responding to a compromise. We’ve pulled together the highlights...

September 8, 2016
Article type: Blog

The last year has brought changes that can be beneficial to your business and employees, if you know what they are and how to apply them.

Here are a few of those changes to keep in mind as another year of open enrollment approaches.

  1. The final fiduciary...
September 6, 2016
Article type: Blog

Not all job applicants will have a work history as an employee. Some, for instance, may have been self-employed. Others, like many young applicants, may simply not have worked for a company before.

Unlike most applicants who have worked for an employer, self-employed applicants don’t have...

September 2, 2016
Article type: Blog

Paying members of your small-business workforce as salaried employees may be easy for you and empowering for them, but in doing so, you must comply with the rules and regulations of the labor laws. The Fair Labor Standards Act guidelines do not apply to salary basis employees who are exempt. If...