Get your Texas Workforce Commission Questions Answered

tommy_simmonsTommy Simmons of the Texas Workforce Commission

Austin, Texas

Developing a Firm Business Structure for You and Your Employees

He will speak Saturday April, 11th: Time TBD
  • Hiring – Legal Issues
  • New Hire Paperwork and Reporting
  • Developing Legal Employee Policies That Work
  • Paying Employees Properly under Texas and Federal Laws
  • Documenting Employment Actions
  • Safe Handling of Work Separation Issues
  • Unemployment Claims and Appeals
  • Controlling Unemployment Taxes and Chargebacks

William T. (Tommy) Simmons serves as legal counsel for Commissioner Andrade, the Commissioner representing employers at the Texas Workforce Commission, where he advises the Commissioner on final-level unemployment and wage claim appeals, assists business groups with employment-related legislation, and counsels employers on Texas and federal employment laws. Mr. Simmons has served as legal advisor to the Commissioner representing employers since 1987 and has given over 1900 talks before employer groups. He is the author of the book Especially for Texas Employers and is also the editor of the Employment Law Handbook of the Texas Association of Business. In 2012, the Texas Association of Business presented Mr. Simmons with its Lifetime Friend of Employers Award.

Get involved!

Mr. Simmons has asked that if any one has any special questions or issues you would like to hear about in the realm of employment law he will research them and make sure they are covered in his PowerPoint presentation. If you have a question regarding one of the topics listed above:  Choose a topic in the forum below and leave your question in the “reply” section, or you can create a new topic! If you cant use the forum below just email your question to and we will forward it to him.

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1 Comment

  1. john c hinojosa
    April 17, 2016

    I just got laid off and they gave me servance package.
    can I still apply for unemployment if I received severance package.


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