Tennessee Revises Wage Regulations and Child Labor Poster

State Update Overview

Date Updated May 2024
Labor Law Update Tennessee Wage Regulations Act and Child Labor Laws
What Changed Added employee class for exception from breaks; hours of work and prohibited occupations for minors
Mandatory or Non-Mandatory Mandatory
Updated Poster Tennessee Labor Law Poster

In May 2024, the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development published a revised poster regarding the Tennessee Wage Regulations Act and Child Labor Act.

Tennessee Wage Regulations and Child Labor Laws Poster

  • Added employee class for exception from rest breaks and meal periods
  • Added working hour restrictions for minors 14 and 15 years of age
  • Terms “school hours” and “school days” defined
  • Clarification that 30-minute break or meal period for minors is unpaid
  • Additional prohibited occupations for minors including lath mill, shingle mill or cooperage-stock mill
  • Revised regulation allowing minors 16 and 17 years of age to be employed in a place of employment where the average monthly gross receipts from the sale of alcohol exceed 25% of the total gross receipts if the minor is not permitted to take orders for or serve the alcohol

Tennessee Labor Law Poster Update

All businesses within the state of Tennessee must display the new “Wage Regulations Act/Child Labor Act” poster along with other state-mandated posting requirements where they are sufficiently accessible and viewable to all employees. This change has been reflected in our Tennessee Labor Law Poster and requires an immediate mandatory update. Failure to meet compliance requirements and display the updated poster could result in fines.

Order the Tennessee Labor Law Poster to immediately include this required update.

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