The Texas Workforce Commission will host Texarkana-area employers, human resource professionals, business owners and managers at the Texas Business Conference employment law update on Friday, August 11, 2017. The event will be held at the Texarkana, Texas Convention Center at the Hilton Garden Inn.

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

Employers will receive practical, up-to-date information for operating a successful business and techniques to more effectively manage employees. Seminar topics will 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.

The Texas Workforce Commission and the Society for Human Resource Management Texas State Council offer Texas (SHRM) and Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) recertification credits targeted specifically for Human Resources professionals attending this conference. Also, attorneys may receive up to 5.5 hours of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education 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 is Friday from 8:30AM to 4:30PM at the Texarkana, Texas Convention Center at 2910 Cowtown Creek Loop.  Attendees may check in on Friday from 7:30AM to 8:30AM.