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Employees Want To Option To Work Remotely, Won’t Take Less Money For Doing So

LANSING - Employees want to maintain the option to work remotely post-pandemic and will not tolerate being compensated less for remote work, according to new survey data from Salary.com, The Remote Work & Compensation Pulse Survey of both employees and employers, was conducted online from May 14 – June 7, 2021.   A total of 743 organizations

By |2021-07-17T13:00:26-04:00July 17th, 2021|Small Business Association of Michigan|

The Post Pandemic Workplace: Remote Employees and Requirements

LANSING - As we begin to pass by the pandemic and bring back workers to the physical workplace, a host of issues has to be reviewed by HR with the new workplace.  In some cases, employers are having a hybrid approach to working.  In other cases, employers are allowing for 100% remote work. Finally, other employers are

By |2021-06-21T21:11:09-04:00June 21st, 2021|Small Business Association of Michigan|

Gov. Whitmer Announces State Will Open To Full Capacity June 22

LANSING - Governor Gretchen Whitmer Thursday accelerated the end of all COVID-19 epidemic orders on gatherings and masking as COVID-19 cases continue to plummet following increased vaccinations. Beginning June 22, capacity in both indoor and outdoor settings will increase to 100% and the state will no longer require residents to wear a face mask. “Today

By |2021-06-18T08:01:41-04:00June 17th, 2021|Government/Politics, Small Business Association of Michigan|

COVID-19 Response & Preparedness Plan

LANSING - SBAM has developed a COVID-19 preparedness and response template, consistent with recommendations by MIOSHA. Version 10 of this template, available below, contains amendments to reflect the allowance of in-person work effective May 24. SBAM has also created the complete Small Business Owner’s Guide to Remote Work, also available for download. Download your COVID-19

By |2021-05-25T10:16:53-04:00May 25th, 2021|Entrepreneurs, Small Business Association of Michigan|

Michigan In-Person Work Expected to Resume May 24

LANSING – Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced that 55 percent of Michiganders have received their first dose of the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. The announcement marks the first milestone of the ‘MI Vacc to Normal’ plan, which would enable in-person work to resume across all employment sectors on May 24. Governor Whitmer released a

By |2021-05-11T07:53:39-04:00May 10th, 2021|Small Business Association of Michigan|

Bill Extends Foreclosure Avoidance To Commercial Property

LANSING - When given a chance to catch up on delinquent property taxes or lose their land to foreclosure, 90% pay, according to Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner. At least that has been the experience of treasurers using foreclosure avoidance agreements for residential property. Now, Rep. Kelly Breen (D-Novi) is proposing to extend the program to

Benson Asks Michigan Supreme Court To Extend Time To Draw New Redistricting Maps

LANSING - Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission filed suit last week asking the Michigan Supreme Court to extend the time to draw the new congressional and legislative redistricting maps. The suit says the current constitutional deadline is untenable because the public comment period should begin on Sept. 17, but

By |2021-05-03T18:27:22-04:00May 3rd, 2021|Politics, Politics/Government|

Tax Credit Available For COVID-19 Vaccinations

LANSING - The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) allows small and midsize employers, and certain governmental employers, to claim refundable tax credits that reimburse them for the cost of providing paid sick and family leave to their employees due to COVID-19, including leave taken by employees to receive or recover from COVID-19 vaccinations.

By |2021-04-26T20:27:57-04:00April 26th, 2021|Coronavirus, Featured, Science, Small Business Association of Michigan|

No Sales Tax On Personal Protective Equipment Under Bills On The Move

ANN ARBOR - The now-daily uniform of personal protective equipment wouldn't have the 6% sales and use tax attached to it under legislation that moved out of a House committee Thursday morning. HB 4224 from Rep. Jim Lilly (R-Park Twp.) and HB 4225 from Rep. Sarah Anthony (D-Lansing) allows for business enterprises to be reimbursed

By |2021-03-06T15:50:33-05:00March 6th, 2021|Politics, Politics/Government|

What Industry Is Listed As Having The 3rd Most COVID Outbreaks?

LANSING - Behind nursing homes and K-12 schools, which industry is next on the list when it comes to reported COVID-19 outbreaks? It's the combined manufacturing-construction category, with 443 outbreaks from May 29 to Jan. 14, according to Michigan Department of Health and Human Services data. Only nursing homes and long-term care facilities (1,040) and

By |2021-02-07T11:44:18-05:00February 5th, 2021|Coronavirus, Science, Small Business Association of Michigan|