The Texas Workforce Commission invites Brownsville–area employers, human resource professionals, business owners and managers to attend the Texas Business Conference Feb. 8 in Brownsville. The conferences offer employers the opportunity to learn about new employment laws and network with peers. Participants may also talk one-on-one with employment attorneys and earn education credits.
“Texas employers are the drivers of our state’s remarkable economy,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Employers Ruth R. Hughs. “The Texas Business Conferences provide employers with the tools they need to navigate state and federal employment laws so that they can continue to move the Texas economy forward.”
Employers will receive practical, up-to-date information for operating a successful business while also learning techniques to more effectively manage employees. Seminar topics include Texas employment law and the basics of hiring, as well as federal and Texas wage and hour laws. Other topics include the unemployment claim and appeal process;, independent contractors and employee policy handbooks.
Participants will also receive the latest edition of Especially for Texas Employers, addressing basic legal issues. These include hiring, pay, post-employment and work-separation policies.
The Society for Human Resource Management Texas State Council will offer professional development as well as Human Resources Certification Institute recertification credits for human resources attendees. Attorneys also may receive up to six hours of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education credit (no ethics hours). Attorneys must attend the entire conference to qualify. 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 conference takes place from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Brownsville Event Center, 1 Events Center Boulevard. Attendees may check in from 7:30-8:30 a.m. The cost to attend is $125 per person and is nonrefundable. Space is limited.