Chamber News & Blog

April 21, 2017
Article type: Blog

During the hiring process, employers provide prospective applicants with a variety of documents.  Indeed, most employers require that applicants complete an employment application and authorize the employer to conduct a...

April 18, 2017
Article type: Blog
1. Access 
Today, improvements in trade finance, the Internet, and trade agreements have dramatically increased access to markets worldwide.  
 
2....
April 17, 2017
Article type: Blog

People in administrative roles have become the target of choice for data thieves. If you have received an email from an executive at your company requesting W2 or payroll information that turned out to be fake, you...

April 13, 2017
Article type: Blog

The state of Michigan just released an update to the Michigan Law Prohibits Discrimination poster, which must be posted for your employees.

These are the two most recent updates to Michigan labor law. There are 18 total required employment notices that Michigan businesses...

April 11, 2017
Article type: Blog

Inquiries about employees ...

April 7, 2017
Article type: Blog

If you’re a growing small business and need help...

April 6, 2017
Article type: Blog

When communicating in the debt ...

April 4, 2017
Article type: Blog

When conducting background checks on current employees, especially those who are under consideration for promotion, here are some items to consider:

  1. Under federal law in the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the background authorization document signed by the employee when...
April 3, 2017
Article type: News

Last week, the Senate Education Committee moved legislation, despite significant opposition by the Michigan Chamber and other business interests, to repeal Michigan’s post-Labor Day school start law. 

Although this legislation was billed as a way to address the “...

April 3, 2017
Article type: News

Last week, the Michigan House passed legislation supported by the Michigan Chamber to provide for greater flexibility in Michigan Merit Curriculum requirements with the goal of narrowing the skills gap and fostering workforce readiness. 

Current law requires students...