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Employment & Labor Law
Last week, the Michigan Chamber appeared before the House Commerce Committee to express its strong opposition to legislation to prohibit employers from asking job applicants about their criminal history.
The House Commerce Committee this will begin taking testimony on Tuesday, Nov. 12, on legislation to "Ban the Box." House Bill 4366 would prohibit employers from using an initial job application that asks prospective employees about their criminal history, including felony convictions.
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 - Earlier this week, legislators passed - and Governor Snyder signed - landmark legislation to make Michigan the 24th state to enact Freedom to Work. Understandably, this is a complex topic. The Michigan Chamber is committed to providing the resources employers and employees need to understand this dramatic change in policy, starting with this reference document: Freedom to Work: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 - The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today expressed appreciation to Governor Rick Snyder, Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, House Speaker Jase Bolger and pro-reform lawmakers for approval of Freedom to Work legislation that would prohibit employees in Michigan from being forced to join a union or provide financial support to a union as a condition of employment.
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 - Good news! Earlier today the Michigan House voted by a margin of 58-52 to send landmark Freedom to Work legislation (Senate Bill 116 and House Bill 4003) to Governor Snyder for his signature. This legislation will make Michigan the nation’s 24th Freedom to Work state and better position us to attract and retain good paying jobs and further improve our economic competitiveness.
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 - The Michigan Chamber of Commerce issued the following response to the news conference held earlier today by Gov. Snyder, Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, Speaker of the House Jase Bolger and several Michigan workers calling for action on Freedom to Work legislation:
Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 - The Michigan Chamber of Commerce announced today its support for passage of “freedom to work” legislation that would prohibit employees in Michigan from being forced to join a union or provide financial support to a union as a condition of employment. Currently, Michigan employees can be forced toparticipate in a union and are required to contribute financially or face termination.
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 comments can be viewed here.