Chamber News & Blog

March 12, 2018
Article type: News
Legislation that would allow for a purchaser to directly apply for a sales/use tax refund from the Michigan Department of Treasury is expected to be reported from the House Tax Policy Committee this week.
March 12, 2018
Article type: News
The House Natural Resources Committee recently heard testimony on HB 5638, which would make changes to how the DEQ handles a site-specific review under Michigan’s water withdrawal assessment tool.
March 7, 2018
Article type: Blog
When a worker decides to commit workplace fraud, it can generally be explained with the Fraud Triangle.
February 26, 2018
Article type: News
Two Chamber-backed bills - HBs 5260 and 5261 - were introduced in the State House last week that would allow for a purchaser to directly apply for a sales/use tax refund from the Michigan Department of Treasury.
February 26, 2018
Article type: News
U.S. Representative Mike Bishop and Ashley Wilson, Executive Director of Congressional and Public Affairs for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, discussed the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act last week.
February 19, 2018
Article type: News
Michigan is a top 10 state for this asbestos litigation. We want to hear from you if you’ve been sued!
February 15, 2018
Article type: Blog
With high numbers of millennials unemployed, businesses are not connecting with millennials or providing them with opportunities to convince them to give up unemployment.
February 13, 2018
Article type: News
By a vote of 58-51, the Michigan House last week approved legislation being pushed by the Michigan Chamber to limit businesses' liability in asbestos lawsuits.
February 7, 2018
Article type: Blog
Wage and hour, overtime and payroll issues comprise the number one legal concern facing employers, according to findings compiled by the Workplace Law Group at Bodman, LLP, Detroit.
February 5, 2018
Article type: News
The Chamber recently testified in support of a bill to provide transparency in asbestos litigation by requiring plaintiffs to file bankruptcy claims at the start of the tort process and to disclose them during any litigation. 
February 5, 2018
Article type: News
The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is currently drafting professional development standards for school counselors and is looking for employer input in the process.  
February 5, 2018
Article type: News
House Bill 5091 changes the annual date by which a person must file an income tax withholding statement and an annual reconciliation return with the Michigan Department of Treasury from February 28 to January 31.