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.

Will governance changes at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) result in a shift to favoring employers?

Recent comments by acting chair Phillip Miscimarra might support that notion. A decision about interpretations of employee handbooks (Cellco Partnership d/b/s Verizon Wireless, Inc.) found in favor of the employee, but dissenting comments made by Miscimarra, the lone Republican on the committee, may be a harbinger of decisions to come when Republicans take control of the board later this year. Read A Shift Toward Employers and New NLRB Chair’s Dissent May Point to Future Board Position on Challenges to Employee Handbook Policies to learn more.

Many years ago, coal miners would bring canaries with them into the mines.

Since the small birds are far more sensitive to carbon monoxide levels, a sudden death would signal danger and prompt a quick evacuation. How are millennials in the workplace comparable? In David Lee’s article Your Millennials Are Your Canaries, he speaks to the roles undertaken by millennials in today’s workplace with an interesting perspective.

Yes, this is tax season!

While many businesses understand acceptable deductions, some smaller businesses and entrepreneurs may not know which things are considered deductible expenses. For those who are unsure, check out Little Known Deductions To Ease Your Small Business Tax Bill. Indeed, there is no need to pay more than legally required.