Texas Workforce Commission announces 2018 business conference schedule that begins in Nacogdoches
AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has announced its 2018 Texas Business Conference schedule with 16 locations available throughout the state. The conferences offer employers and human resource professionals the opportunity to earn education credits, learn about new employment laws, network with peers, and talk one-on-one with employment attorneys.
The first conference will be held in Nacogdoches on Jan. 19 at the Fredonia Hotel and Convention Center. The second conference will be held in Victoria on Feb. 2 at the Hilton Garden Inn. To register for either of these two conferences or others among the 16 locations, visit the Texas Business Conferences webpage. As conference event centers are confirmed, the webpage will be updated with registration information.
TWC invites area employers, human resource professionals, business owners and managers to attend the conferences, which will provide valuable information for employers and business owners concerning the legal issues associated with operating a business in Texas.
“We are committed to providing employers with the information they need to succeed,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Employers Ruth R. Hughs. “Our new season of Texas Business Conferences brings valuable resources to help employers effectively navigate through state and federal employment laws.”
Employers receive practical, up-to-date information for operating a successful business and learn techniques to more effectively manage employees. Seminar topics include: Texas employment law and the basics of hiring; federal and Texas wage and hour laws; the unemployment claim and appeal process; independent contractors; and employee policy handbooks. Participants will receive the latest edition of the popular publication, Especially for Texas Employers, which addresses basic legal issues regarding hiring, pay, post-employment and work-separation policies.
The Society for Human Resource Management Texas State Council (Texas SHRM) is co-sponsoring the Texas Business Conferences and offering professional development and Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) recertification credits for human resources professionals attending the conferences. Certificates for the Texas SHRM Professional Development Credits will be handed out to those attending the Texas Business Conference. Also, attorneys may receive up to six hours of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credit (no ethics hours) if they attend the entire conference. In addition, certified public accountants who attend can earn six hours of continuing education credit, and other conference participants may qualify for general professional credit.
The first conference of 2018 is Friday, Jan. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Fredonia Hotel and Convention Center, located at 200 North Fredonia Street in Nacogdoches. Attendees may check in on from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. The cost to attend is $125 per person and is nonrefundable. Space is limited, so participants are encouraged to register as soon as possible. For more information, call 512-463-6389.
Texas Business Conferences occur several times a year at locations throughout the state. For a complete list of 2018 dates, visit the Texas Business Conferences webpage. More information about the resources available to Texas employers can be found on the Office of the Commissioner Representing Employers webpage.
The Texas Workforce Commission is a state agency dedicated to helping Texas employers, workers and communities prosper economically. For details on TWC and the services it offers in coordination with its network of local workforce development boards, call 512-463-8942 or visit www.texasworkforce.org. To receive notifications about TWC programs and services subscribe to our email updates.
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