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Business Blog

These weekly blogs will provide resources to Chamber members to help them run their businesses more efficiently and successfully.

On March 28, for the first time in 50 years, the Department of Labor (DOL) proposed changing the definition of the "regular rate" of pay—the building block for calculating overtime.

The Justice Department is supporting a federal judge's ruling that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional in a case that could eventually be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Automation is everywhere, and its penetration and sophistication are increasing. Artificial intelligence is expected to greatly expand the ability of robots and automated systems to learn, combine work functions and think outside the box. Robotics and cognitive technologies are continuing to supplant a growing number of routine business functions that previously were handled by humans—including knowledge-worker tasks that many assumed would remain the domain of human beings for the foreseeable future.

The Department of Labor has proposed an increase in the salary-level threshold for white-collar exemptions to $35,308 per year from $23,660.

Leadership and professional development is one of The Chamber’s four core functions. This is important to our members and the community as a whole, because when you consider our ever-changing culture, ongoing technological advances and the need for leaders to guide organizations while connecting the right people to the right priorities – great leadership is essential.

As a member of The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, you’re eligible to participate in an exclusive program that could reduce your energy costs.

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