Our Future is Higher Education
Higher Ed Conference focuses on completions
Workforce Q&A- My company obtains background reports on applicants as part of our evaluation of candidates for employment. Does the Fair Credit Reporting Act apply to us and, if so, what steps are employers required to take to comply with the FCRA?
End of Year Report: 2014 Chair Dale Young
Member Profile- Smart Start
Chamber of Commerce Good For Business...Good IN Texas
Talk About Business- A Degree of Importance
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Saving Time, Trouble and Dollars on Health
TAB Marketplace Has Launched
Workforce Q&A- What happens in terms of damages and injunctive relief when a court blue-lines the non-compete agreement?
Feds Move Closer ti UI Drug Testing Rules
Member Profile- Ryan
TAB Family Ties
National Award for TAB Board Member- Elizabeth Darling President and CEO of the One Star Foundation
Talk About Business- Lack of Congressional Action Could Make Deductions Disappear
Critical Election Approaches
TAB's BACPAC Makes Endorsements.
Workforce Q&A - I heard that a failure to respond to an unemployment claim that results in improper benefit payments will result in penalties over time. My company does not want to dispute the claim, but I think they should still respond -what do you recommend?
Member Profile - Search Homeless Services
BACPAC Endorsements for Texas State House
BACPAC U.S. Congressional Endorsements and Texas Senate.
Talk About Business Why We Need Proposition One
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The Doctor Shortage
TAB leads Effort to close the gap.
Workforce Q&A - We have an employee who was let go, and after two month, we rehired him. Does his FAMILY start after the second hire date, or do we go back to the original date?
Member Profile -Alert Services Inc. -Talk To The Hand
Getting Smart on Crime
Making The Case For An Educated Workforce
Talk About Business School Finance: The Never Ending Battle
Changes Needed to Train our Workforce
Comptroller's report lists recommendations.
Workforce Q&A - My company is about to aggressively hire and will likely hire from competitors. What can the company do to best position itself against potential claims by these competitors?
Member Profile - JCM Industries- Nash, Texas
TAB Honored with Advocacy Award- Hammond: Advocate of the Year
2014 Employment Relations Symposium a Big Hit
Talk About Business The New Accountability: When Numbers Lie
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The Energy Economy - Texas returns to its economic roots.
Workforce Q&A - Under what circumstances are interns considered employees subject to the minimum wage and overtime requirements of the FLSA?
Member Profile - Imperative Information Group
The TCCE and Transportation
TAB Hosts Day of Action
Talk About Business They're Dreaming in California
Texas in the Bulls Eye - Proposed emissions cut would have huge impact.
Workforce Q&A - Should employers use forensics to complete or audit I-9s?
Member Profile - Lasco Enterprises Striving To Revolutionize The Wine Experience
Miller retires after 49 years of service
TAB Takes DC
Talk About Business We Are Failing on Infrastructure
Why Vote Again? - Voting is even more important in runoff elections.
Workforce Q&A - When an employee is separating from the company and is receiving a severance payment in exchange for a release, what types of provisions should be included or excluded in the release?
Member Profile - VChain Solutions, Inc. One of a kind business education solutions
Setting the PACE
Runoff Election Endorsements - The full list of BAC-PAC runoff endorsements.
Talk About Business New Accountability System Shows System Weakness
House/Senate Begin Work on Key TAB Issue - Study of Prescription Drug Abuse Underway
Workforce Q&A - have a small business in Texas whereby my employees work closely with animals. Can I require all of my employees to get vaccinated for rabies and tetanus? And if they refuse, can I terminate their employment?
Member Profile - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas - Committed to Health and Wellness in the Community.
What Comes First: The Chicken or The Job?
Endorsements Released for the Primary Run-off Election - No change in statewide races
Talk About Business Congress Should Support Texas Economy, Reauthorize Export-Import Bank.
The Minimum Wage Debate - Will it cost jobs?
Workforce Q&A - Can my company be held liable for sexual harassment where the employees involved are the same gender?
Member Profile - Pateks Shiner Smokehouse: Bringing Legendary Recipes to the People Since 1937
Pass or Fail - It matters how we grade our schools
Talk About Business We Need Permitting Predictability.
TAB's Business & Commerce PAC (BACPAC) Board Makes Primary Endorsements
Workforce Q&A - Will the judge take recent OSHA fines into consideration when levying USICE fines for I-9 Employment Verification violations?
Member Profile - Process Control Outlet - Customer Service and Quality Care.
Run for the Roses - Texas Style
Talk About Business Scary Number Should Bring Change.
Victory over the NLRB - Poster rule is struck down by court.
Workforce Q&A - How much is the penalty if a person does not get health insurance coverage in 2014?
Member Profile - Burns & McDonell - Making Successful Clients.
A Message from Chairman Dale Young.
Annual Conference Preview
Talk About Business Let the Punishment Fit the Crime.
Game Changers - Getting serious abut improving completion rates.
Workforce Q&A - As an employer, what should I be doing to make sure my company's confidential and proprietary information is legally protected?
Member Profile - Cox Logistics, LLC - A productive Powerhouse in the Pipe Industry.
PAVE'ing the Way for Veterans.
Talk About Business Just Attending College Is Not Enough.
TAB Pushes Texas Solutions in Washington
Workforce Q&A - Can we put some type of restriction on time off for military reserve duty?
Member Profile - Business Bank of Texas, N.A.- Focused on Providing Service to the Business Community.
New Affinity Program Offers Life Insurance Help.
Talk About Business Federal Budget Solution Must Include Entitlement Reform.
TAB Board Endorses All Amendments, Early voting begins Oct. 21; Election Day is Nov 5
Workforce Q&A - Can an employer require someone who handles food to take an HIV or AIDS test?
Congressman Hall Honored with Award.
Member Profile - Denver City Dreaming - Bobby & J.M. Trent, an Entrepreneurial Story.
TAB Board Supports Merger.
Talk About Business Quenching Out Thirst.
It Is Dry Out There - Passing Proposition Six Is a Must in November
Workforce Q&A - Do employers have to file their wage reports and pay taxes online now with TWC?
Member Profile - AAA Texas - Premier Roadside Assistance And So Much More.
TAB Supreme Court Victory.
Talk About Business Support Builds for Repeal of Health Insurance Tax.
The Education Session - Where do we go from here?
Workforce Q&A - Americans with Disabilities(ADA) Compliance Question
To fund or Not To Fund - The plan to pull funding from the Affordable Care Act.
Member Profile - Responsive Education Solutions - Providing Hope Through Quality Education.
Legal Watchdogs Kick Off "Small Business Summer" Campaign.
Talk About Business The Texas Biotech Boom Is Around the Corner.
UI Drug Testing Becomes Law
Workforce Q&A - Can we get a second opinion regarding an FMLA certification?
Dedicated Clean Up - There will be more truth in budgeting thanks to HB 7.
Member Profile - Ryan - Innovative Solutions to Taxing Problems.
Lilly Ledbetter Vetoed.
Talk About Business The End of An Era.
Two Priorities, Two Outcomes - This Session's Work on Water and Transportation
Workforce Q&A - How will the Uniform Trade Secrets Act affect Texas business?
Business Tax Relief Passes - Lawmakers and Governor Perry take steps to keep Texas businesses strong.
Member Profile - iKey - The Global Leader in Rugged Peripherals.
Criminal Justice Success.
Talk About Business I for Incomplete.
Crunch time - the 2013 Session Winds Down
Workforce Q&A - If an employee posts something on social media that embarrasses or portrays the company in a negative light, can we fire him?
Business Tax Cut Moving - One of the issues that could cause a special session.
Member Profile - Cintra US - Building Roads and Creating Jobs in Texas.
Sen. Cornyn's Taxpayer Bill of Rights.
Talk About Business No Single Solution.
The Push For Gaming In Texas - Keeping our money at home.
Workforce Q&A - How would mandatory E-Verify in a Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill impact small business?
Session 2013 - Where our issues stand.
Member Profile - State Tax Group, LLC - A Leader in State and Local Tax.
Best Companies Success.
Talk About Business Investing Isn't Spending.
Watering the Future - Support Grows for fully funding the statewide water plan.
Workforce Q&A - My employee took FMLA leave for his own health condition. He has now exhausted his FMLA leave but has not returned to work. Can I fire him?
To Facebook Or Not to Facebook.
Member Profile - OneStar Foundation - Building a Stronger Nonprofit Sector for a Better Texas.
Talk About Business Water is a Top Priority.
The Business Behind Criminal Justice Reform.
Workforce Q&A - My employees dont sign non-competes or non-disclosure agreements. An ex-employee just opened a shop across the street and is raiding my sales people and customers. I feel like she kept some documents. Do I have any remedies?
Tax Cut Drive TAB launches a petition drive for tax relief.
Member Profile - Hochheim Prairie Insurance Texans Serving Texans Since 1892
The Best of the Best.
Talk About Business Our Schools are Broken, Not Broke
Brighter Money Picture Greets Lawmakers.
Workforce Q&A - We have an employee leaving to go to work for a competitor. What steps should we take to protect our confidential information and trade secrets?
Our Work Has Just Begun the TAB Lobby Team prepares for the session.
Member Profile - Brenham National Bank Their People, Their Service, Their Best
A Message from The Chair.
Talk About Business The Right Time to Fight
Together! - Chamber partners gearing up for 2013 session.
Workforce Q&A - What issues should we consider when we are hiring new salespersons in the states into which we are expanding and would like to begin using noncompete agreements?
End of Year Report: 2012 Chair Rudy Oeftering.
Member Profile - Dee Brown, Inc. - Quality Stone and Masonry Construction Since 1955
College Funding Breakthrough - Major funding agreement reached.
Talk About Business The Un-Affordable Care Act
Workers' Comp Reforms Show TAB Value - Workers' Comp Rates Drop 49% Since 2005
Workforce Q&A - Can we impose a premium surcharge on tobacco users who enroll in our health plan?
The Serious Higher Education Challenge - Colleges also have to be second high schools.
Member Profile - Motion Computing - Serious Mobility Solutions for Serious Professionals
Job Descriptions Rule Killed
Talk About Business A Clear Grade for Schools
TAB Board Approves New State Agenda
Workforce Q&A - Can we legally take a commission away from salespeople for disciplinary reasons?
Member Profile - Broussard's Mortuary Providing Support and Service to Southeast Texans for Five Generations
Critical Election Days Away It Is Time To Vote
Talk About Business The Road Does Not Go On Forever
TAB to Lawmakers: Career and Technology Training is Essential to our Economic Future
Workforce Q&A - What are the ramifications of recently issued new EEOC requirements regarding criminal background checks?
Member Profile - Professional Answering Service - They Work for You
Congressman Johnson Honored At Dallas Event
Talk About Business Time for an Honest Budget
Drug Testing to Maintain Unemployment Benefits - Still a Long Way to Go
Workforce Q&A - As an employer, can I enter into our payroll system the expiration date of an employees Permanent Resident Card for the purpose of employment eligibility reverification?
Washington Woes, Texas Solutions - Texas Center for Federal Policy Releases New Priorities
Member Profile - R. W. Dirks Petroleum Engineer, Inc. Bringing Success to the Oil Industry for More Than 60 Years
TAB Honors Tommy Simmons
Talk About Business Texas Business - We Built Ours
The Future of Health Care What The U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Means To Your Business.
Workforce Q&A - Can I have a policy to terminate any employee with a leave of absence that exceeds one year?
Holding Schools Accountable - Groups Say No New Money Without Accountability
Member Profile - Exparza's Restaurtante Mexicano Famous for Tex-Mex, Known for Margaritas
Our Dry Future How To Avoid Going Waterless
Talk About Business Time To Advance, Not Retreat From Accountability
The New Math - New Standards Weaker in Some Areas.
Workforce Q&A - Is there an IRS program allowing me to change contractors into employees with no penalties?
TAB Goes to D.C.- Conference Highlights National Agenda
Member Profile - Vulcraft and Century Industrial Coatings - Environmental Award Winners
Remembering Ken Legler - State Rep. and Former TAB Board Member Dies Suddenly
Talk About Business - Funding Our Water Future
endorsements for the May Primary - Early voting Begins May 14
Workforce Q&A - What must our company pay an employee subpoenaed to appear in court if that employee has no paid leave time available?
Can Jobs and A Lizard Go Together?
Member Profile - Heldenfels Enterprises, Inc.
Talk About Business - In Education, Efficiency Matters
Health Care Crossroads - Texas Business not Thrilled with ACA
Workforce Q&A -NLRB Notice Posting Requirement Changes
Texas 1 EPA 0
Member Profile - TurnerDuran Architects, LP
Talk About Business - Accountability Is More Than Just A Test
Work in Washington - Hammond trip pushes Texas business agenda, lays foundation for conference
Workforce Q&A - Disqualification for unemployment
We Have a Primary
Member Profile -JHL Company - Leading the way in public affairs, fundraising and event management
Talk About Business - Texas Economic Independence
Annual Conference a Record Breaker
Workforce Q&A - Pay Discrimination Audits and Lawsuits
Don't Fail Us - Education Accountability
Member Profile - Houston Community College
Talk About Business - Dear TEA: Make the Test Count
The New Drug Threat - Prescription Drug Abuse is Getting Texas Workers Hooked, and Killed
Workforce Q&A - Employees and Social Media Policies
A Year of Firsts at TAB's Annual Conference
Member Profile - Amerex Energy Services
Message from 2012 TAB Chair Rudy Oeftering
Time to think about Obamacare-What will you do about health insurance.
Workforce Q&A -Changes to union election proceedings
Driving the message home
Member Profile - Austin Glass and Mirror
2011 Chairman report
Talk About Business - Primary care, a primary concern
Message to Super Committee: Go Big
Workforce Q&A - When to use E-Verify
Board of Directors Ballot
Business Profile - Honors for TAB Team
Obama NLRB Requires Employers to Post Notice of Employee Rights
Talk About Business - The Committee needs to be Super
TAB's Second Annual Higher Education Conference - October 18
Workforce Q&A - Advice on Wall Street concerns
Texas has a proposition for you, actually 10 of them.
Member Profile - Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
A new concept to earn a college degree.
Talk About Business - Seven Dangerous Distractions
Career Ready Graduates - Schools and Businesses Partner to Ensure a Quality Workforce
Workforce Q&A - Confidentiality Agreements and the NLRA
Texas Back Under the Microscope - A 1999 Flashback
Member Profile - Blazer Electric and Satellite
Texas Center for Federal Policy Launched
Talk About Business - When Blackout Threats Become Reality
Washington Woes. Texas Solutions - TAB Launches New Policy Center
Workforce Q&A - More Department of Labor audits
Four in Focus - Washington Must Immediately Make Key Reforms.
Member Profile - Star Furniture
Franke Joins Team TAB
Talk About Business - Medi-scare? Reform Shouldn't Scare Us
Session in our Rearview Mirror-How Business Interests Fared in Tough Budget Year
Workforce Q&A - Should my business enroll in E-Verify?
Sun Sets on Session, But Not on Some Agencies
Member Profile - Trinity Hughes Construction
Needed Reforms Blown in During Special Session
Talk About Business - Cancel Washington's Unlimited Credit Card
Defending Against Government Overreach - Latest attack would politicize procurement.
Workforce Q&A - New whistleblower provisions.
Small Business to Washington - Get out of the way.
Member Profile - Midland Manufacturing Company
Session Recap: Tort Reform Package Passed
Talk About Business - Us Against Him: How the President Tears Down Texas
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly - A look at legislation impacting business.
Workforce Q&A - How the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act affects business
Member Profile - B-5 Construction
More doctors for more Texas
Talk About Business - Jobs or Lizards?
Road-Tested Solutions - State must commit to a world-class transportation system
Workforce Q&A - Break time for nursing mothers
Nelson Salinas: TAB's Education Lobbyist
Member Profile - Market Basket Food Stores
Education: A TAB Priority
Talk About Business - The Building Blocks for Texas' Future
Right Prescription for Health Care - Lt. Gov. Dewhurst, Sen. Nelson offer smart reforms.
Workforce Q&A - Family medical leave act management
Texas to Washington: Make it Balance.
Member Profile - Hunt Advertising and Consulting
Shortfall shouldn't shortchange education
Talk About Business - Driving Toward Real Solutions
Dream Big Texas, We Did - A look back at the 2011 TAB Annual Conference
Workforce Q&A - Providing nursing mother space
What Texas leaders are saying about the Annual Conference
Member Profile - Gopher Industrial Inc.
Hammond makes power list
Talk About Business - A Right Prescription for Texas
EPA vs. Texas
Workforce Q&A - Using FMLA for an injured worker.
TAB's Annual Conference fast approaching
Member Profile - State Farm Insurance, Steve Allen Agency
Message from 2011 TAB Chair Brett Graham
Talk About Business - Difficult, but Doable
A Prerequisite for Continued Prosperity - TAB's Education Foundation Inaugural Higher Ed Summit
Workforce Q&A - Who is responsible for replacing damaged company property?
Chamber Partners Conference a Success
Member Profile - National Coupling Company, Inc.
Chair Report: 2010 Chair Gray Mayes
Talk About Business - A Prerequisite for Continued Prosperity
New TAB Foundation Formed to Advance Quality Education in Texas
Workforce Q&A - Are private agreements to arbitrate employment-related disputes still enforceable in Texas?
Texas Voters Cast Votes for Job Creation
Member Profile - University Title Company - Quality Service with a Personal Touch
Talk About Business - Historic Election Shows Great Promise For Business
Why Medicaid Managed Care Is A Must
Workforce Q&A - Deferred Adjudication.
Voters support Lawsuit Reform. Will Lawmakers Listen?
Member Profile - Graham International - Texas Company Keeps Businesses Moving
Talk About Business - Prosperity if Priority One
TAB Takes Aim At improving Higher Education
Workforce Q&A - Federal Government Contractors and mandatory arbitration agreements.
Pro-Business Picks - BACPAC Endorsements
Member Profile - Red Fly Studio
Keeping All Americans Working
Talk About Business - No New Taxes - No Way, No How
TAB support "Texas Back to Work"
Workforce Q&A - Can a Texas employer adopt a mandatory direct deposit policy
Spotlight on Jobs: Socialize Your Recruitment Strategy
Member Profile - Durham-Ellis Pecan Company
31st Annual Texas Employment Relations Symposium Wrap-up
Talk About Business - Time Is Wrong To End Bush Tax Cuts
TAB/Employers fight New IRS Requirements
Workforce Q&A - do the FMLA provisions override company policy regarding notifications?
TAB Leader Set to Retire
Member Profile - C.C. Battery Company, Inc.
Talk About Business - Drilling Moratorium Bad for Gulf, Bad for Jobs
EPA/Obama Launch Blow to Texas Economy
Member Profile - Standard Sales Company, L.P. Headquartered in Odessa This Buds For You Selling The Red, White And Blue In West Texas
Workforce Q&A - Are we required to give our employee time off to attend briefings associated with their spouse's overseas deployment?
Talk About Business - Pelosi uses IRS to Punish American Employers
TAB Continues Pushing Power of Education
Member Profile - IESI - Partners for a cleaner Environment
Workforce Q&A - Legal implications of outsourcing HR and payroll responsibilities.
Talk About Business - Saving Lives, Saving Dollars
Business Groups Denounce ObamaCare
Member Profile - Evins Personnel Consultants
Workforce Q&A - What is the "Franken Amendment" and how does this new law impact employers?
National Affairs Conference Agenda
Talk About Business - Liberal Agenda for America: Destroy Middle Class
TAB Readies for 82nd Legislative Session
Member Profile - Summit Financial Group
Workforce Q&A - When are you required to investigate an employees complaint and what should be placed in writing?
Talk About Business - A Business Climate on the Brink
Leaders tackle education at 2010 TAB Annual Conference
Perspectives - Effect of the Tea Party Movement
Workforce Q&A - What is the &ldquoFranken Amendment and how does this new law impact employers?
Talk About Business - Cant Tax And Spend Your Way to Prosperity
EPA Pursues Radical Regulation
Member Profile - BGI Enterprises, Inc.
Workforce Q&A - Is an employee's electronic signature sufficient to establish that the employee received an employment policy?
Talk About Business - Success of Texas Business Hinges on Education
EPA-TCEQ Brouhaha Threatens Business Climate
Member Profile: Texans Can! Academy
Workforce Q&A - H1N1 and employee absences
Talk About Business - Four Horsemen of the Economic Apocalypse
Speaker Pelosi Passes Worst Bill Ever
TAB to Launch Dream Big Texas Program
Workforce Q&A - Personal use of computers at work.
Talk About Business - TAB to Spotlight Future of Texas Education
D.C. May Shut the Lights on Texas Business
Member Profile - Texas Instruments
Workforce Q&A - Importance of Policy Manuals.
Talk About Business - Why is Texas Leaving Its Children Behind?
TAB, Gov. Perry Fight Against ObamaCare
2009-2011 Employment Law Handbook released.
Workforce Q&A - Employment Practices Liability Insurance.
Talk About Business - A Reality Check for the White House
TAB Leads Historic Education Coalition
Member Profile - Allied Oilfield Machine & Pump
Workforce Q&A - New FMLA Regulations, What you need to do now.
Talk About Business - Angry About ObamaCare? I Am!
TAB Helps Launch Call for CoverageCampaign
Member Profile - Texas Farm Products
Workforce Q&A - Workforce Reduction - Requiring employees to take unpaid leave
Talk About Business - America Needs Real Solutions for Health Care Crisis
TAB Scores Big in Legislative Session
Member Profile - Corporate Facilities Management Services
Workforce Q&A - Changes in the Family and Medical Leave Act
Talk About Business - TAB Success is Due to Supporters Like You
TAB Legislative Goals Closer to Reality
Member Profile - United Supermarkets
Workforce Q&A - Weve heard a lot about the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. What is its significance and what practices should we adopt going forward to ensure compliance?
Talk About Business - Its Time to Put Student Achievement First
UI Battle Heats Up In Texas Legislature
Member Profile - Providence Risk & Insurance Services, Inc.
Workforce Q&A - We are moving our plant to a different site. If some of the employees choose not to travel to work at the other site, will they be able to collect unemployment benefits if they quit?
Talk About Business - TAB Says No To Trial Lawyer Bailout
Lively Debate Highlights Immigration Summit
Member Profile - Sampson Steel
Workforce Q&A - How do you handle pay issues when you have to shut down the office or company when there is inclement weather? Do you need to pay the non-exempt employees?
Talk About Business - Obama Declares War on Texas
Annual Conference Sets Stage for Busy 2009
Member Profile - Talk O Texas
Workforce Q&A - How can I know that my company and our employees are working with a quality investment professional?
Talk About Business - Liberal Wish List Could Soon Be Reality
TAB Ready to Meet Session Challenges with Relentless Effort
Member Profile - Stress Engineering Services, Inc.
Workforce Q&A - What is the Employee Free Choice Act(EFCA) and should I be worried about it?
Talk About Business - Remove Roadblocks to Texas Transportation Crisis
TAB Chamber Conference is a Home Run
Member Profile - James Avery Craftsman
Workforce Q&A - What options do we have for retrieving company owned equipment?
Talk About Business - A More Imperfect Union