Chamber News & Blog

January 11, 2018
Article type: Blog

With news stories breaking involving allegations of sexual harassment, employers are – or should be – thinking of proactive methods to prevent sexual harassment in their workplace.

Many businesses in Michigan and beyond are updating their harassment policies and rolling out handbook...

January 4, 2018
Article type: Blog

While news regarding sexual harassment may have just recently reached new heights, litigation over harassment, including sexual harassment has been growing for years. The law allows employers and individuals to be sued for back pay, front pay, emotional damages, and other punitive damages for...

January 2, 2018
Article type: Blog

News stories from the last few months reinforce how employers must be vigilant to protect employees internationally, nationally and locally. To protect employees, customers, and contractors, it does not really matter who the perpetrators are; what matters most is do our employees know what to do...

December 20, 2017
Article type: Blog

Physical space and business dynamics of the workplace are changing. Employees demand flexibility and employers – looking to attract and retain the best workers – are deploying technological innovation to deliver improvements in the working environment. New expectations about working hours and...

December 19, 2017
Article type: Blog

According to The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index, consumer confidence in the United States has increased three points, rising to 129.5 from 126.2...

December 17, 2017
Article type: News

Editor's Note: We are pleased to present the following guest column written by former State Representative Chuck Moss. A Republican from Birmingham, Moss served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 2007-2013. Moss earned the distinction of "Champion of Commerce" by the Michigan...

December 17, 2017
Article type: News

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) last week reversed the controversial Browning-Ferris decision, reinstating the direct control rule for joint...

December 17, 2017
Article type: News

After an unexpectedly longer and more complicated journey through the State Legislature, a four-bill package (HB 5173, HB 5164, SB 566 and SB 567) to  re-exempt” dental prosthetics from sales/use tax was sent to the Governor last week for final approval. The Governor has indicated he...

December 17, 2017
Article type: News

Chamber-backed legislation to provide fairer deadlines for filing Personal Property Tax exemption forms was sent to the Governor last week. This is great news for filers who currently have no recourse if they fail to meet the February 20th deadline for submitting eligible...

December 17, 2017
Article type: News

On the last day of session for 2017, the State House last week approved legislation aimed at filling Michigan’s talent gap and opening pathways to Career and Technical Education (CTE) students. 

The Chamber-supported package of bills would: 

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