Take Charge of Business at the Texas Business Conference

Date: May 29, 2019

Media Contact: Margaret Hession
Phone: 512-463-8942


AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) invites Texarkana–area employers, human resource professionals, business owners and managers to attend the Texas Business Conference on June 21 at the Texarkana Convention Center in Texarkana. The conferences offer employers the opportunity to learn about new employment laws, network with peers, talk one-on-one with employment attorneys, and earn education credits. To register for the conference, visit the Texas Business Conference webpage.

 “The employers of Texas 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 new state and federal employment laws so that they can continue to move the Texas economy forward.”

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 Society for Human Resource Management Texas State Council 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 conference will be held Friday, June 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Texarkana Convention Center, located at 4610 Cowhorn Creek Road in Texarkana. Attendees may check in 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 2019 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.


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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