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 May, the First Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling that furthers the preemption of the Massachusetts independent contractor statute. This decision means delivery businesses might be able to classify their drivers as independent contractors—and given recent trends, this is somewhat surprising. Michael Clarkson and Andrew Silvia of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak and Stewart, PC, provide the details in First Circuit Affirms FAAAA Preemption of Massachusetts Independent Contractor Law.

In this space, we have spoken often about the benefits of attracting millennials to your business. Yes, it has been a long time since I graduated from college, and the world has changed a great deal for graduates entering the workplace. One major change is that the average college graduate has $37,172 of debt. What employers might want consider about this is one of several suggestions in 7 Tips to Help You Hire a New College Graduate for Their First Job.

In an article for CBS Business Pulse, Mike Rodriguez suggests that people, processes and infrastructure are the three most important components for a small business to consider. The article, Human Resources Consultant Shares 3 Critical Areas for Small Business Success, speaks to these issues and gives the small business owner something to ponder. Check it out!