Chamber News & Blog

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...

September 9, 2017
Article type: News

On the heels of announcements by all four Michigan Democrats running for governor that they are backing a national push for a $15 minimum wage,...

September 9, 2017
Article type: News

After months of negotiations, the Michigan Chamber last year successfully championed legislation to reform the state’s energy policy. Since its passage, the Chamber has been working diligently to ensure the law is implemented as intended. This new law contains critical changes,...

September 7, 2017
Article type: Blog

Federal and state law requires employers to provide a workplace that is free from unlawful discrimination and harassment. If discrimination or harassment is reported, the employer has a duty to exercise reasonable care to prevent and promptly correct inappropriate behavior. Failure to do so may...

September 6, 2017
Article type: Blog

In a move that impacts every U.S. business with 100 or more employees (and federal contractors with 50 or more...

September 5, 2017
Article type: Blog

More and more employers are thinking about, or actually doing, checks of a job applicant’s social media sites, with or without, the...

September 1, 2017
Article type: Blog

This list is based on the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics employment and wages report for May 2014, and lists the 33 top jobs in Michigan based on estimated number of workers. It begins with the 33rd most popular job...

August 31, 2017
Article type: Blog
As I began my first residencies for my PhD program, I learned that many of my cohorts are teachers of either college or in K-12 and have an artistic background. Yet as I sat next to a cohort at our final farewell dinner in Venice – closing out our...
August 23, 2017
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August 17, 2017
Article type: Blog

Michigan’s...