Chamber News & Blog

September 20, 2017
Article type: Blog

Running an environmentally friendly business helps you reduce your impact on the environment and preserves natural resources. But becoming green as a business is not a one-off change; it's an ongoing endeavor that requires constant learning and improving.

Consider these...

September 20, 2017
Article type: News

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement in response to legislation introduced today in both the State House and Senate that would preempt local governments from imposing a tax on food and beverages. ...

September 19, 2017
Article type: Blog

Completing a Certificate of Origin can be a daunting task the first time around. The TradeCert premium export documentation system – with whom the Michigan Chamber has partnered – has been assisting thousands of exporters worldwide for over a decade with their certificate of origin requirements...

September 18, 2017
Article type: News

Bills to return the taxation of dental prosthetics in Michigan to tax exempt status were introduced in both the State House and Senate last week. The Michigan Chamber supports "re-exempting" dental prosthetics from the sales tax to help control health care costs....

September 18, 2017
Article type: News

One of Michigan’s biggest challenges is how to close the skills gap. The Michigan Chamber is working with lawmakers, Governor Snyder and other stakeholders to create a talent pipeline and fill the approximately 100,000 skilled trades jobs that are posted and remain...

September 18, 2017
Article type: News

Last week, Michigan Chamber Lobbyist, Wendy Block, discussed the need for auto insurance reform and the dangers of the 2018 ballot proposal to increase Michigan's minimum wage in two radio interviews.

In a live interview with...

September 13, 2017
Article type: Blog

Employers should not hesitate to appeal alleged MIOSHA citations that the employer believes are unwarranted. Accepting an alleged MIOSHA citation that is not justified can create problems in the future for an employer. Here are the steps:

  1. Within 15 working days of receipt of a...
September 12, 2017
Article type: Blog

If a wage garnishment is mishandled, employers can become directly liable for their employee’s judgment debt, which could potentially be a five-figure sum. When you add this to the regrettable truth that Michigan is near the top of the list for the volume of wage garnishments issued to collect...

September 10, 2017
Article type: News

In a memo to the Michigan House of Representatives last week, Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley called on state lawmakers to make meaningful...

September 9, 2017
Article type: News

Legislation introduced last week would massively increase the 100 percent employer-financed unemployment insurance (UI) weekly maximum benefit amount and dependent allowance. It would also compensate those harmed by false fraud allegations. These changes could more than double an...