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Take Charge of Business at Texas Business Conference in Longview


POSTED: Friday, July 27, 2012 - 6:00pm

UPDATED: Friday, July 27, 2012 - 6:14pm

AUSTIN ⎯ The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is inviting Longview-area business owners and managers to the Texas Business Conference (TBC) on Friday, August 3, 2012 at the Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Complex in Longview. 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 Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Complex, West Hall, located at 100 Grand Blvd. in Longview. 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, then mailed with the fee payable to:
Texas Business Conference — TWC
Texas Workforce Commission
101 E. 15th St., Room 0154
Austin, TX 78778

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