Conference Schedule

Industry Compliance

Get some of your most pressing questions answered by this panel of workforce experts. 

Topics include wages, overtime, tips, youth employment, hazards, and safety management. The seminar will be taught by representatives from the U.S. Department of Labor – Wage and Hour Division, Texas Workforce Commission – Regulatory Integrity/Labor Law Section, and Texas Department of Insurance - Division of Workers’ Compensation.


Monday, July 16, 2018


3:00pm - 4:00pm


Big Bend Big Ideas Stage


Gene Umana, Texas Workforce Commission


Gene Umana

Gene Umana

Gene Umana has been employed as an investigator with the Texas Workforce Commission/ Regulatory Integrity Division for the past two (2) years. His jurisdiction encompasses approximately 25 counties. He conducts inspections and educates employers wherever he has good reason to believe a minor may have been employed within the past 2 years. State law allows TWC to adopt rules regarding employing children. The TWC rules ensure that employment does not interfere with a child's education and does not pose a threat to the child's health, safety or general well-being. 

Prior to his employment at the Texas Workforce Commission, Umana worked as a Police Officer, Security Manager and in the Hotel / Restaurant industry.