Chamber News & Blog

January 2, 2011

Michigan job providers will see increases in state and federal unemployment insurance tax in 2011 to repay the more than $3.8 billion the state borrowed from the federal government to pay jobless benefits as Michigan’s unemployment soared during the recent economic downturn.  These tax increases...

November 30, 2010

 

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today announced that Robert S. LaBrant, Senior Vice President of Political Action & General Counsel, will start a transition to retirement over 2011 and 2012. As part of the Chamber’s leadership transition plan, Jim Holcomb will be promoted to Senior...

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Members of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce have elected new officers to its Executive Committee for 2015. The Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Michigan Chamber set policy and establish priorities for the statewide business organization on key economic issues that...

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The federal government released two mandatory labor law poster updates, effective August 1, 2016.

  1. The revised Fair Labor Standards Act (federal minimum wage) notice contains new sections on employee classifications (independent contractors vs. employees) and break time for nursing...
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On December 1, 2016, the US Department of Labor's (DOL) monumental changes to the overtime regulations will take effect, making an estimated 100,000 salaried workers in Michigan eligible for overtime pay. 

Employers will need to look at each of their...

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In addition to the Michigan Chamber’s two phenomenal programs, which can help reduce your commercial utility, lighting and telecom costs, businesses can also take advantage of the benefits established by Public Act 295 of 2008. Under this law, Michigan regulated that utilities and municipalities...

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On Thursday, July 23, 2015, three Michigan construction unions (Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights, Operating Engineers, and Michigan Laborers) announced a petition drive to almost double Michigan's Corporate Income Tax (CIT) from six percent to 11 percent. This dangerous...

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In keeping with our unwavering commitment to promote conditions favorable to job creation and business growth, we are pleased to report that the Michigan Chamber enjoyed many successes during the most recent legislative session. Key victories this year had one central theme: reducing...