Legal issues associated with operating a business in Texas can be daunting. That is why the Texas Workforce Commission hosts its Texas Business Conferences across the state, and it will be holding one locally Feb. 9 at the McAllen Convention Center. McAllen area employers, human resource professionals, business owners and managers may attend.
The conference is designed to provide resources to help employers navigate through state and federal employment laws. The conference also supplies practical, up-to-date information for operating a successful business. Techniques to more effectively manage employees is also a focus.
The one-day conference includes seminars on Texas employment law and the basics of hiring, as well as federal and Texas wage and hour laws. Other sessions include the unemployment claim and appeal process, independent contractors, and employee policy handbooks.
Conference hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Attendees may check in between 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Non-refundable registration is $125 per person and includes the latest edition of “Especially for Texas Employers.” The popular publication addresses basic legal issues regarding hiring, pay, post-employment and work-separation policies.
Participants should register early due to space. Participants may either register online or download a registration form at the Texas Business Conference webpage. 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 Conference webpage. More information about the resources available to Texas employers can be found on the Office of the Commissioner Representing Employers webpage.
Professional certifications and credits
The Society for Human Resource Management Texas State Council is offering professional development and Human Resources Certification Institute 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 conference.
Attorneys may also receive up to six hours of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education credit (no ethics hours). They must attend the entire conference.
Certified public accountants who attend can earn six hours of continuing education credit. Other conference participants may qualify for general professional credit.