TXBIZ Magazine/Texas Business Report

TXBIZ Magazine Summer 2017

Austin Forecast: Outlook Cloudy for 30 Days

  • Workforce Q&A: What are the new EEO-1 reporting requirements?
  • 85th Legislative Session Wrap Up
  • TCCE Honors McBride with Highest Award
  • TAB Launches Trade Coalition
  • State Matters: Update from President Chris Wallace
  • Welcome from CEO Jeff Moseley
  • Programs and Events Update

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TXBIZ Magazine Spring 2017

Moseley to Lead TAB Into the Future

  • Workforce Q&A: Leave Requests
  • Best Companies
  • Legislative Overview
  • Member Profile: Blacklight Research LLC
  • Business and Government Partnerships in Danger
  • State Matters: Update from President Chris Wallace
  • Welcome from CEO Jeff Moseley
  • Programs and Events Update

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March 2017

Franchise Tax Elimination Moves Forward

  • Workforce Q&A: Political commentary and walk-outs
  • Texas Energy Day
  • “Bathroom Bill” Moves Forward
  • Member Profile: James Hardie
  • Talk about Business: Private Sector Can Help Leverage Public Dollars

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February 2017

Employers Asked to Offer More Paid Internships

  • Workforce Q&A: Predictive Scheduling
  • TAB Proudly Partners with Direct Energy
  • NAM Kicks off State Manufacturing Tour in Texas
  • TAB Backed SB 13 Moves Forward
  • Member Profile: Research and Planning Consultants
  • Talk about Business: Manufacturers’ Best Days May Be Yet to Come

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January 2017

House Speaker Joe Straus, Attorney General Paxton Make Headlines at TAB Conference

  • Workforce Q&A: New I-9 Information
  • Air Traffic Control Reform Needed to Reduce Delays at Airports

  • Message from Chairman Gary Gibson

  • TAB Members Honored at Annual Conference

  • A Message from Immediate Past Chair Sara Tays

  • Member Profile: Polsinelli and Lon Williams

  • Freestanding Emergency Rooms and Skyrocketing Medical Costs Threaten the Health of Texas Business

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December 2016

KEEPING TEXAS OPEN FOR BUSINESS

  • Workforce Q&A: Defend Trade Secrets Act
  • Banning Ban the Box
  • Staying Smart on Crime
  • Houston Chapter News
  • Talk about Business: A Farewell Message

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November 2016

LAUNCHING MY CAREER

  • Workforce Q&A: Employment Law Myths
  • We Have an Affinity for You
  • All About Education
  • Member Profile: Literacy First
  • Talk about Business: Advanced Practice Nurses Provide Answers to Texas’
  • Growing Health Care Provider Shortage

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October 2016

TAB BOARD SETS PRIORITIES

  • Workforce Q&A: Whistleblower
  • Education, A Top Priority
  • Health Care, A Tough Issue
  • A New Voice for Education
  • Getting from Here to There
  • Technology, Driving our Economy
  • Maintaining our Business Friendly Climate
  • TAB Celebrates Manufacturing
  • Member Profile: UnitedHealthcare
  • Reforming the Criminal Justice System
  • Keeping Taxes and Spending in Check
  • Talk About Business: Overtime Rule Hurts Employers and Employees

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September 2016

BACPAC ENDORSEMENTS

  • Workforce Q&A: Class Action Waivers
  • The Case For Telemedicine
  • Member Profile: Susie’s South Forty Confections
  • Talk about Business: Telemedicine’s Time Has Come

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August 2016

TAB CEO ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

  • Workforce Q&A: Staffing Agency Contracts
  • Another Court Victory for Business
  • ER Success
  • Member Profile: United Airlines
  • Talk about Business: Math Matters!

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July 2016

A HIGHER EDUCATION CALLING

  • Workforce Q&A: OSHA Inspections
  • Finalizing the Agenda
  • Unprepared to Graduate
  • Member Profile: CB&P
  • Can You Hear Us Now
  • Talk about Business: Time to Raise the Age

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June 2016

RUNOFF ELECTION WRAP UP

  • Workforce Q&A:
    • FSLA Overtime Regulations
  • TAB’s Legal Challenges
  • TAB Takes On DC
  • Talk about Business:
    • Quality Pre-K-It’s Time to Expand

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May 2016

LET’S TALK

  • Workforce Q&A:
    • Confidential information agreements
  • Texas Business Climate Remains Strong
  • A Win for Common Sense
  • Member Profile: Electromedical Products International Inc.
  • Talk about Business:
    • Locking Up the Innocent

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April 2016

CHANGING THE EDUCATION LANDSCAPE

  • Workforce Q&A:
    • Dealing with mismatched Social Security information
  • Texas is heavily regulated
  • Making Federal Progress
  • Lone Star Initiative Keeps Rolling
  • Best Companies Honored
  • Member Profile: Anheuser-Busch
  • Talk about Business:
    • Local Taxpayers Should Have Say on Local Retirement Plans

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March 2016

BUILDING SUPPORT FOR A BALANCED BUDGET

  • Workforce Q&A:
    • What’s the latest on joint employer doctrine?
  • Take the Pledge
  • Accountability Debate
  • Member Profile: Amegy Bank
  • Talk about Business:
    • Broken Immigration System is Exporting Jobs

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February 2016

BRINGING COMPETITION TO TITLE INSURANCE

  • Workforce Q&A:
    • Can employees mandate their customer-facing employees receive a vaccination
  • Clean Power Plan Put on Hold
  • TAB Supported Program Wins National Award
  • Member Profile: Office Systems of Texas
  • Talk about Business:
    • Employees Should Be Given More Voice Over Unions

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January 2016

CHANGING OF THE GUARD

  • Workforce Q&A:
    • Are you ready for 2016?
  • A Year to Remember
  • Making 2016 The Year of TAB
  • Business and Commerce PAC Endorsements
  • TAB Members Celebrate 2015, Look Ahead to 2016
  • How Texas Stacks Up
  • TAB Honors Members
  • Member Profile: Ryan
  • Talk about Business:
    • Unilateral Economic Disarmament Makes No Sense

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December 2015

COUNTDOWN TO OPEN CARRY – IS YOUR BUSINESS READY?

  • Workforce Q&A:
    • What tax rate would apply to us?
  • Why Texas Wins
  • Annual Conference Showcases Texas Leadership
  • Talk about Business:
    • “Ban the Box” feels good, but it’s a misguided effort

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November 2015

KEEPING PACE WITH GROWTH: SAVING ENERGY AND WATER WHILE GROWING BUSINESS.

  • Workforce Q&A:
    • What do employers need to know about the occupational safety and health administration’s intended use of the general duty clause?
  • Where issues come from
  • Member Profile:
    • Lubbock Chamber of Commerce
  • TAB named top lobbying group
  • Talk about Business:
    • Do we have to sacrifice the economy for clean air?

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October 2015

PROPOSITION 7 IS BIG FOR BUSINESS: CRITICAL CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGE ON NOVEMBER BALLOT

  •  Workforce Q&A
    • I hear that open carry of handguns will be legal in Texas starting in 2016, how will that affect my business?
  • An Interview with the New TWC Commissioner- Getting to know Ruth Hughs
  • Member Profile:
    • Tenet Healthcare
  • We’ve Got You Covered
  • Focusing on TAB Benefits Programs
  • Sample Ballot of the November Election
  • Need Workforce Training? TWC Can Help – New money is available
  • TAB Leader Works for a Better El Paso – Tommy Gonzalez leading El Paso as its City Manager
  • Clearing the Air- New proposal won’t do much, except cost money
  • Talk About Business:
    • This Country Needs to be Smarter on Crime

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September 2015

HIGHER EDUCATION IS A TOP PRIORITY – TEXANS VALUE DEGREES BUT WORRY ABOUT COST

  •  Workforce Q&A
    • Can a Texas employer fire an employee who tests positive for marijuana if the employee produces documentation establishing that she lawfully obtained and consumed the drug in a state that permits its medical or recreational use?
  • The New TAB Website- New look and new functionality
  • Member Profile:
    • Meador Staffing
  • Making the Grade- How did your Legislator do?
  • Talking About Business:
    • Let’s Be Honest About the Cost of Education

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August 2015

ACHIEVING 60 BY 30 – NEW PLAN FOCUS OF TAB HIGHER EDUCATION CONFERENCE

  • Workforce Q&A
    • How does the Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision recognizing same-sex marriages impact my company?
  • Clean Power Plan Could Wipe Out Jobs
  • New proposal needs more public input
  • Member Profile:
    • Ana-Lab (Celebrating 50 years of quality service)
  • TAB Talks Overtime Pay
  • TAB files comments against Fair Labor Standards Act change
  • Talk About Business:
    • Why 60×30 Is Essential for Texas

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July 2015

A WINNING SESSION – TAB PRIORITIES PREVAIL

  • Workforce Q&A
    • As a franchisor, am I liable for unfair labor practices committed by my franchisees?
  • A Balancing Act
  • Member Profile:
    • Thomas Graphics, Inc.
  • A Less Contested Case
  • A Mixed Education Message
  • Tools to Keep Economic Development Going
  • A Conservative Budget and Tax Cut
  • Talk About Business:
    • The Consequences of Doing Nothing

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June 2015

  • Lawmakers Fund Transportation
  • Workforce Q&A
    • I have over 50 employees, and I offer health insurance to my full-time employees. Have I done all I need to do to avoiding the employer penalties under the Affordable Care Act?
  • Solving the Talent Dilemma
  • Member Profile:
    • Seton Healthcare Family and Providence Healthcare Network
  • Federal Update
    • Where we are on TPA and Ex-Im
  • Talk About Business:
    • A Good Year for Business

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May 2015

  • A Healthy Session
  • Workforce Q&A
    • What kind of question can employers ask job applicants about immigration?
  • Award Winning Member
    • Former TAB Chair John Bass
  • Local Fracking Bans Banned
  • Talk about Business:
    • The Case for Contested Case Reform

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April 2015

  • Ranking Member Priorities
    • Plans would benefit business and consumers
  • Workforce Q&A
    • We have someone who works for us on a regular basis in our office and has worked a regular schedule for the past few years. This has never been a real issue until today. The  contractor decided to take off today to go to Mexico without prior approval. The owner now wants to write him up not only for that but for refusing to sign a non-competition agreement. Would a written contract help us not to worry about a TWC audit?
  • TAB Backs New Rules for E-Cigarettes
  • The New High Speed Rail Effort
  • Lawmakers Tackle the Balance Bill Issue
  • Member Profile:
    • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX)
  • TAB Pushes for a Statewide Ride-Sharing Solution
  • Best Companies Walk the Red Carpet in Austin

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March 2015

  • Ranking Member Priorities
    • What is important to you this session?
  • Workforce Q&A
    • One of my employees is in a same-sex marriage and he/she has requested leave to care for his/her spouse. Is he/she entitled to leave under the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA” or “Act”)?
  • The Fight for Ex-Im Continues
  • TAB Launches New Higher Education Partnership with WGU Texas
  • Member Profile:
    • Jackson Walker
  • Talk About Business:
    • Putting A Stop To Surprise Medical Bills
  • President’s Message
    • We Need a Juvenile Justice System That Does More Than Punish
  • Talk About Business:
    • Texas Needs an A-F Campus Grading System

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February 2015

  • Budget Document Includes Business Priorities
  • Workforce Q&A
    • Are there any new requirements for state contractors in Texas?
  • Legislators Committed to Unemployment Insurance Reform
  • Preserving a System and Encouraging Re-Employment.
  • The Economy of the Arts
  • Member Profile:
    • Imperative Information Group
  • Talk About Business:
    • Why We Support the DREAM

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January 2015

  • Our Top Legislative Priorities
    • Transportation, Education, Health Care
  • Workforce Q&A
    • Can we discipline an employee who is using Twitter or Facebook to incite other employees to disobey company policy?
  • Chairman’s Letter
  • New Money Should Fund Roads, Tax Cuts
  • The Billboard Says It All
  • Member Profile:
    • Teledoc
  • A Choice for Children
  • Our Water Work Isn’t Done Yet
  • The Good News About Comp Rates
  • Talk About Business:
    • The Priorities of Business Will Strengthen Texas

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