Chamber News & Blog

February 7, 2011

The Michigan Chamber recently voiced its opposition to a proposed rule from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to force nearly every business in America to post a biased notice to their employees of their rights to unionize under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).  The Chamber’s...

February 1, 2011

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Chamber of Commerce announced today that Jason Geer has joined the statewide business organization as Small Business Advocate and Chamber Partnership Manager.

Geer comes to the Michigan Chamber from the Midland Area Chamber of Commerce where he served as the...

January 11, 2011

The Michigan Chamber announced today that Tricia Kinley will rejoin the statewide business organization as Senior Director of Tax & Regulatory Reform effective January 17. Kinley served as Director of Tax & Budget Policy for the Michigan Chamber from 2001-...

January 10, 2011

In a news release issued January 10, the Michigan Chamber applauded the appointment of Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Brian Zahra to the Michigan Supreme Court.

“We commend Governor Rick Snyder for making another strong personnel decision,” said Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich...

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...

Article type: Blog

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...
Article type: News

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...

Article type: News

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...

Article type: News

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...