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TWC Announces 2024 Texas Conference for Employers Schedule

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January 30, 2024

Events provide employment information and resources to Texas employers 

AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has published the dates and locations for the 2024 season of the Texas Conference for Employers (TCE), with the first event scheduled in February. TWC’s Office of the Commissioner Representing Employers sponsors the TCE series, which offers employers, managers, and human resource professionals the opportunity to learn about new and current employment laws, earn education credits, network with peers, and talk one-on-one with employment attorneys. Employers receive practical, timely information for operating a successful business and learn techniques to manage employees more effectively.

“Texas employers are poised to thrive and expand in 2024,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Employers Joe Esparza. “As employers gain momentum, I encourage them to take advantage of these learning opportunities and equip themselves with new and updated information about state and federal employment laws, and the unemployment process.” 

Every Texas employer is encouraged to attend annually to learn current, relevant information about legal issues associated with operating a business in Texas. The information is geared toward small business owners, HR managers and assistants, payroll managers, and anyone responsible for hiring and managing employees. Topics are selected based on the most common inquiries TWC receives from employers.

Virtual and in-person options are now available for each of the scheduled events. Events are scheduled through September 2024, with the first conference held in Mesquite on Friday, Feb. 2, 2024. To view the list of confirmed locations and register, visit the TWC Texas Conference for Employers webpage.

Seminar topics generally include:  

  • Texas employment law and hiring legally
  • Federal and Texas wage and hour law 
  • Unemployment claims and appeals 
  • Independent contractors 
  • Employee policy handbooks 
  • Drug testing
  • Workplace privacy issues
  • Background checks and social media

The Society for Human Resource Management Texas State Council (Texas SHRM) co-sponsors the Texas Conference for Employers and offers professional development credits. Attorneys may receive up to 6 hours of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credit if they attend the entire conference. Certified public accountants can earn continuing education credit, while other conference participants may qualify for general professional credit. 

Friday, Feb. 2Mesquite
Friday, Feb. 16Kerrville
Friday, March 1Wichita Falls
Friday, April 19Beaumont
Friday, May 17Nacogdoches
Friday, May 31Lubbock
Friday, June 14Big Spring
Friday, June 28Temple
Thursday-Friday, July 11-12Irving
Friday, July 26Lake Jackson
Friday, Aug. 9Austin
Friday, Sept. 6San Angelo
Friday, Sept. 27South Padre

*More dates and locations may be added.

The Office of the Commissioner Representing Employers website offers additional information about resources available to Texas employers.