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General Business and Employer Information

See WORKFORCE INFO & RESEARCH LINKS for local demographic and labor market statistics

Especially For Texas Employers
This book is a comprehensive guide to legal requirements dealing with employees. It is available on-line or you may request a complimentary paper version. The book covers:
  • Hiring: Basic Legal Issues for Employers
  • Pay and Policy Issues
  • Work Separation Issues
  • Post-Employment Problems
  • Employment Law-Related Web Sites
  • The A To Z Of Personnel Policies

Texas New Hire Reporting
See the full details and information on the methods available for reporting the necessary information.

Unemployment Insurance and Tax information

Publications and Other Resource Materials furnished by the Texas Workforce Commission.

Job Description Writer
provided by Career Info Net

Human Resources, Business Development, Labor Market Information
all on the Career Info Net website

Local Chamber of Commerce

Coldspring/San Jacinto CountyNewton County
Crockett AreaSabine County
Jasper/Lake Sam Reyburn AreaSan Augustine
Livingston/Polk CountyShelby County
Lufkin/Angelina CountyTrinity County
Nacogdoches CountyTyler County


Local Economic Development Sites

Texas Forest County Partnership
Crockett Economic Development
Jasper Economic Development
Lufkin/Angelina Economic Partnership
Nacogdoches Economic Development
Polk County Economic Development


Legal Information

Laws and Requirements for Employers
is a portal to employment laws and policies for the State of Texas.

Texas Business Today Newsletter - Employer Issues and Interests

Compliance Assistance Information for Employment Laws
Navigating DOL Laws and Regulations

Employment Law Expert Advisor
is an interactive site giving you a wide range of information about Federal laws pertinent to your business.

Facts About Employment Discrimination
is an Overview of the Equal Employment Opportunity laws.

Information on Texas Labor Laws and Pay Day Laws

Money Saving Tools

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit
is a Federal tax credit used to reduce the federal tax liability of private-for-profit employers. Employers can hire from 8 different targeted groups.

Fidelity Bonding
The Texas Workforce Commission offers free fidelity bonding services designed to eliminate bonding as a barrier to employment and alleviate employer concerns about hiring "at-risk" job applicants.

IRS Tax Credits
There are actually a lot of tax credits for businesses.

Save Money on Taxes, Training and UI Claims
This is a Texas Workforce Commission web page that has even more tips for you.