Here are this week’s links to a few good stories we found and selected. We feel they might add valuable insights and perspectives for small to midsize businesses.

In the wake of devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, business owners should consider their recovery plans in the wake of a natural disaster.

And with good reason—scientists predict that climate change will continue to bring more powerful storms that will likely affect areas in the south as well as the Atlantic seaboard. In Future-Proof Your Business In The Wake Of A Natural Disaster, Julie Baldwin Davis shares some good tips on how a business owner might deal.

Prior to 2016’s elections, a federal judge temporarily halted an Obama administration Department of Labor ruling that would have raised the minimum salary level for exempt employees from $455 per week to $913 per week.

On August 31, 2017, a federal judge in Texas issued a final ruling to invalidate the rule. Does that mean the matter is closed? Not really. Appeals are expected, and  employers should stay tuned for further developments. See Federal District Court Invalidates the DOL’s Overtime Rules posted by Tonkin Torp, LLP, for more details.

Encouraging constructive employee feedback can be a challenge for any business owner.

It can be a delicate balance for workers and supervisors alike. In a post called 3 Tips For Giving Your Small Business Employees Constructive Feedback, Laurie Jo Miller Farr shares information that’s worth a look for employers who seek good feedback.