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The Final Wage and Hour Exempt Regulations Are Published

Michigan Business Network
October 1, 2019 2:00 PM

By Anthony Kaylin, courtesy SBAM Approved Partner ASE

The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division published the final exempt regulations.  These regulations have gone through various transformations from the Obama Administration to the Trump Administration.  The last time these rules were changed was in 2004 under the Bush Administration.  The final rule will be effective on January 1, 2020. With the final rule being published, it does the following:

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NEWS RELEASE: No SBA Shutdown: Resolution to Pass Senate Next Week

Michigan Business Network
September 25, 2019 3:00 PM

By Bob Coleman

ATLANTA - At a fundraiser hosted by the Thomas USAF Group today, former Small Business Senate Chair and current Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, Idaho's Jim Risch exclusively confirmed to the Coleman Report the SBA will not shut down on October 1. He said the Senate will pass the House's continuing resolution to extend the program through November 17, 2019.
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NEWS RELEASE: MIOSHA Offers $250,000 in Grants to Keep Workers Safe

Michigan Business Network
September 25, 2019 12:00 PM

LANSING, Mich.—Small businesses with 250 employees or less can now apply for a matching grant up to $5,000 to make improvements in their workplace safety and health through the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) Workplace Improvement to Safety and Health (MIWISH) grant program.

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Peters Presses FDA on Rising Cost of Drugs and Efforts to Combat Drug Shortages

Michigan Business Network
August 28, 2019 2:00 PM

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Gary Peters, Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, is pressing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for information on how drug shortages and pricing practices affect patients, hospitals, and consumers in Michigan and across the country. Peters is seeking information on the Administration’s efforts to counter drug shortages and requesting the release of the FDA’s annual drug shortages report, which was due to Congress in March.

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Strong Investor Demand as State of Michigan Sells More Than $235 Million in State Building Authority Bonds

Michigan Business Network
August 6, 2019 9:00 AM

Proceeds to Support Refinancing, Statewide Public Building Projects

LANSING, Mich. – July 18th, State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks announced that the state of Michigan successfully sold more than $235 million in 2019 revenue and refunding State Building Authority bonds.

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News Release | Peters Announces Investigation into Illegal Practice of Wage Theft

Michigan Business Network
August 2, 2019 3:00 PM

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, today announced he is conducting an investigation into illegal wage theft practices that harm American workers. Wage theft violates basic fair pay laws and denies workers a fair wage for their work. It takes many forms, including failure to pay the applicable minimum wage, failure to compensate employees for overtime, and misclassifying employees as “independent contractors” to avoid paying certain benefits or taxes. Senator Peters has directed the minority staff on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to conduct an investigation focused on these and other harmful actions that prevent employees from receiving all of their hard-earned pay.

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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer All About Business

Michigan Business Beat
July 29, 2019 8:00 AM

Chris Holman welcomes Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer on to the Michigan Business Beat. They discuss infrastructure, adjustment to her first term leading the state, the prime business topic surrounding talent, and small business.

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Association IMPACT | MSAE, MNA, and ASAE Tackle UBIT!

Association Impact
April 1, 2019 6:00 PM

Taylor Benavente is joined by Sarah-Grace Battles, Communications Manager, Michigan Nonprofit Association, Jaime Lewis, Finance and Database Manager, Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) for a pair of segments and then Mary Kate Cunningham, CAE, Vice President, Public Policy, American Society of Association (ASAE) joins him for the second pair.

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MSAE Legislative & Public Policy Conference | 20/20 Hindsight: The Freedom & Future of Journalism

Association Impact
March 25, 2019 3:00 PM

 

MSAE's Taylor Benavente shares the second of several stage sessions from this year's Legislative & Public Policy Conference! If you weren't able to join the group assembled in Lansing February 12th, give the PodCasts a listen for full coverage of this session and watch for postings of other portions from that day.

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MSAE Legislative & Public Policy Conference | Governor's Luncheon Remarks from MSAE & MHSA

Association Impact
March 22, 2019 6:00 PM

 

Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE)'s President & CEO Kelly Turner addressed the gathering of the 2019 Legislative & Public Policy Conference, during the Governor's Luncheon over noon-hour February 12th. 

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