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Employment Law

Michigan Employment Law Resources

Staying current with state and federal labor requirements is crucial for any Michigan business. Rely on the MI Chamber to assist you in remaining compliant and safeguarding your organization against unnecessary fines or regulatory issues.


Your employees value clear and consistent communication. The Michigan Chamber’s Model Employee Handbook, developed in collaboration with trusted employment law experts at Butzel Law Firm, provides a comprehensive and easy-to-understand model for your company policies. 

Benefits for Your MI Business: 

  • Developed by Experts: This e-handbook is created by trusted employment law attorneys at Michigan-based, Butzel Law Firm, in collaboration with the MI Chamber, ensuring its accuracy and reliability. 
  • Easy to Understand: The clear and concise language makes it easy for your employees to access and understand company policies and procedures. 
  • A Cross-Check ensures you have the most updated clauses commonly used in today’s Employee Handbooks. 

The MI Chamber’s Model Employee Handbook is your one-stop shop for building a stronger workplace.

Upon purchase of this e-book, you will receive a complimentary pre-recorded webinar featuring attorneys from Butzel Law Firm on how to navigate your e-book.


Updated version now available, referencing 2024 updates over 500 times in this publication!

We know staying up to date with the latest state and federal labor requirements is important to any business. Trust the MI Chamber to help keep you compliant, protecting your organization from unneeded fines or regulatory concerns.

With a table of contents and active hyperlinks, this electronic handbook allows for fast and easy searching — saving you valuable time. The book is brimming with the latest employment law information, including:

  • evolving workplace rules
  • remote work guidelines
  • sample forms and policies, and more.

Compiled by trusted employment law experts at Miller Canfield, this resource contains 22 comprehensive chapters broken into three core volumes: hiring and firing; compensation and benefits; and employer and employee protections.

For more regarding the Employment Law Handbook contact, Terese Mcinnis at or 517-371-7657.


Employment laws are complex and ever-changing, putting businesses at risk for huge financial penalties as a result of non-compliance. As a Michigan Chamber member, you can receive free information to protect your business and ensure compliance with current federal and state labor employment laws.

Members can depend on the Employment Law Assistance for access to information such as:

  • New and pending labor and employment laws and decisions which significantly impact your business;
  • Protecting your business against discrimination claims in such areas as sex, sexual harassment, race, handicap, age and others;
  • Dealing with drugs, alcohol and substance abuse testing in the workplace;
  • Maintaining a union-free workplace;
  • Avoid employee lawsuits;
  • Development of employee handbooks and policies;
  • Affirmative action programs;
  • Unions, union activity, collective bargaining and arbitration.

If your inquiry requires follow-up advice and counsel of an attorney, or if there are subsequent calls and/or conferences on the same topic as the initial call, a separate professional fee will be charged based on the attorney’s hourly rate. This legal work will be entirely at your option.

Members can contact the Employment Law Assistance by emailing

Michigan Chamber of Commerce reserves the right at any time to alter rules and charges governing the use of the Employment Law Assistance.