General Business & Employer Information

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

Job Description Writer
provided by Career OneStop

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

Local Chamber of Commerce

Coldspring/San Jacinto County Newton County
Crockett Area Sabine County
Jasper/Lake Sam Rayburn Area San Augustine
Livingston/Polk County Shelby County
Lufkin/Angelina County Trinity County
Nacogdoches County Tyler County

Local Economic Development Sites

Texas Forest Country 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.