Chamber News & Blog

September 23, 2014
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced its endorsement of three well-qualified candidates for the Michigan Supreme Court; two incumbent Justices who are seeking re-election and an experienced Circuit Court judge who is seeking election to the court on November 4, 2014.

The...

September 22, 2014
Article type: Blog

The Michigan House has overwhelming approved legislation (House Bill 5390 and...

September 22, 2014
Article type: Blog

The federal Occupational Standards and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced new requirements for reporting severe injuries and hospitalizations effective January 1, 2015.

States like Michigan operating their own OSHA program must promulgate standards which are at least as...

September 22, 2014
Article type: Blog

As entry-level positions open up at your company, the talent, energy and passion of a recent graduate may seem like the perfect addition to your company. But employers beware: pulling in the best and brightest college graduates may be more challenging than you think.

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September 22, 2014
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced additional campaign endorsements for the State House and Michigan Senate.

“Smart new policies are improving Michigan’s economic competitiveness and providing opportunities for job providers and working families,” said Michigan Chamber...

September 19, 2014
Article type: News

U.S. employers expect a 4% increase in 2015 health care costs for active employees after plan design changes, according to global professional services company Towers Watson (NYSE, NASDAQ: TW). If no adjustments are made, employers project a 5.2% growth rate, putting absolute cost per person for...

September 18, 2014
Article type: Blog

Bargaining labor contracts for employers is unlike any other business activity, often driven by emotion, governed by labor law, but essential to an efficient, smooth running operation.  Concluding bargaining successfully is a real challenge for employers.

Contrary to a business contract...

September 17, 2014
Article type: Blog

The electricity utility industry is undergoing massive changes. Our energy grid has been around for a long time, and it shows. The need for smart grids is becoming increasingly necessary worldwide, and many utility providers are focusing on activities that promote cleaner energy, smarter storage...

September 12, 2014
Article type: Blog

With data breach stories so prevalent in the news, security is on the minds of most merchants and customers. Consumers need to trust where they shop and you have a reputation to uphold. Reviewing security policies and potential issues with employees is more important than ever. It is vital to...

September 11, 2014
Article type: Blog

Look around your office on any given day and how many mobile devices do you see? Remember to count smartphones, tablets and laptops. Do mobile devices outnumber employees? Probably so.

But now ask yourself, are the mobile devices talking to each other? Are they sharing software? Are they...