SPI to host Texas Business Conference

Special to the PRESS

AUSTIN – The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is inviting South Padre Island-area business owners and managers to the Texas Business Conference on Friday, Nov. 9, at the Hilton Garden Inn South Padre Island.

The conference will provide valuable information for employers and business owners concerning the legal issues of operating a business in Texas.

“The conference will help employers recognize how laws affect them and their workforce,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Employers Tom Pauken. “Tools presented at the event will give employers the information they need to operate businesses effectively. Texas is a great place to do business, and we need to do our part at TWC to encourage job creation and economic growth in the private sector, while helping our employers address the regulatory challenges of employment law.”

Commissioner Pauken and his staff will present practical, up-to-date information for operating a successful business and managing employees. Seminar topics will include: Texas employment law and the basics of hiring; employee policy handbooks; handling unemployment claims; independent contractors; and federal and Texas wage and hour laws.

Participants will receive the latest edition of the popular publication Especially for Texas Employers and the accompanying CD, which address basic legal issues regarding hiring, post-employment and work-separation policy. Certified public accountants who attend can earn six hours of continuing education credit. Other conference participants may qualify for general professional credit.

The conference is from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn South Padre Island, Grand Ballroom, located at 7010 Padre Blvd. on South Padre Island. Attendees may check in from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. The cost to attend is $85 per person and is nonrefundable. Space is limited, so participants are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Conference forms can be downloaded at www.texasworkforce.org/twcinfo/tbcforms/tbcform.html then mailed with the fee payable to Texas Business Conference — TWC, Texas Workforce Commission, 101 E. 15th St., Room 0154, Austin, TX 78778 ###ljg

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.

Read this story in the Oct. 29 edition of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.

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