Chamber News & Blog

October 17, 2014
Article type: Blog

U.S. Judge Blocks Obamacare Rule for Non-Exchange States

An Oklahoma federal judge dealt a blow to President Barack Obama’s health-care law, invalidating IRS rules aimed at making policies affordable for consumers around the country.

U.S. District Judge Ronald...

October 16, 2014
Article type: Blog

Michigan is better off today than it was four years ago. That's why the Michigan Chamber proudly and strongly supports Gov. Rick Snyder for re-election on Nov. 4. So does The Detroit News, which announced its support for Governor Snyder's re-election in an editorial published October...

October 10, 2014
Article type: Blog

There is plenty of talk currently about mobile payments and the appeal of doing business transactions with mobile phones. Not only is this payments trend convenient for customers, it is also good for merchants who do work out in the field or who have online stores already in place that would...

October 9, 2014
Article type: Blog

The first few weeks on the job cement an image of your company in the mind of your new employee.  What do you want that image to be and who do you want to be crafting it?  New employees will naturally seek out information to form an understanding of your corporate culture, how they fit into it...

October 8, 2014
Article type: Blog

Our summer has been filled with great headlines about the growth of private health exchanges. With the exception of one study that focused on agents...

October 3, 2014
Article type: Blog

All employers (other than those who employ individuals who harvest crops by hand) are required to pay their employees:

  • On or before the first day of each calendar month, all wages earned during the first 15 days of the preceding calendar month; and
  • On or before the 15th day...
October 1, 2014
Article type: Blog

The most significant component of the Affordable Care Act (also known as Health Care Reform) for large employers is set to take effect in 2015.  Large employers, which generally means employers with 50 or more full-time employees and full-time employee equivalents, need to take immediate action...

October 1, 2014
Article type: Blog

Last week, 12 Michigan House Democrats submitted House Joint Resolution MM (sponsored by State Representative Jim Townsend), to strip out Michigan's constitutional protection...

September 24, 2014
Article type: News

Michigan's overall economic competitiveness continues to improve, moving up nine spots, according to the results of the third annual public policy study conducted by Northwood University on behalf of the Michigan Chamber Foundation.

"Michigan’s economic return continues at an impressive...

September 24, 2014
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced its endorsement of Mike Bishop for U.S. House. Bishop is seeking election to represent Michigan's 8th Congressional District, which includes the counties of Ingham, Livingston and portions of Oakland County, including the cities of Fenton,...