Chamber News & Blog

April 25, 2018
Article type: Blog
With union activity relatively quiet during the Obama presidency, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) spent much of its attention regulating the non-union workplace, issuing decisions on handbooks, computer use, wearing of Hawaiian shirts, social media, and bringing smart phones to work. 
April 23, 2018
Article type: News
The Michigan Senate voted last week on key legislation supported by the Michigan Chamber to promote independence among healthy, adult Medicaid recipients.
April 23, 2018
Article type: News
Good news! Chamber-backed legislation to prevent Treasury from assessing contractors use tax on items provided to them by their customer for installation services only was unanimously approved by the State Senate last week. 
April 23, 2018
Article type: News
We are pleased to report that, thanks to passage of House Bill 5261 last week, businesses with less than $80,000 in personal property that qualify for the small parcel personal property tax exemption will no longer have to file annually to receive the exemption.
April 20, 2018
Article type: Blog
If you want to find out the financial health of a company - or even your own - there are two good ways to do it.
April 18, 2018
Article type: News
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today applauded the Senate Competitiveness Committee's vote on key legislation to promote independence among healthy, adult Medicaid recipients.
April 16, 2018
Article type: News
Good news! Governor Snyder has signed legislation targeting abuses in asbestos litigation.
April 16, 2018
Article type: News
Legislation to help combat identity theft and reduce false tax filings has been sent to the Governor for his signature.
April 13, 2018
Article type: Blog
Non-disclosures and confidentiality agreements don’t always prevent information from reaching the internet.
March 29, 2018
Article type: Blog
Background checks on prospective employees are an important part of verifying applicants’ qualifications and identifying any legal or security risks that could be harmful to the company.
March 27, 2018
Article type: Blog
In light of all the news of sexual harassment, you would be right to be concerned about the potential liability of a harassment claim and should seek to understand your role in it as a supervisor.
March 26, 2018
Article type: News
Chamber President and CEO Rich Studley testified before the Senate Competitiveness Committee last week in favor of legislation to require able-bodied adults to work, enroll in job training or pursue additional education to maintain their Medicaid coverage.