Tennessee Labor Law Updates

All businesses with employees in Tennessee are required by state & federal employment laws to post Labor Law Posters in a visible location. Employment laws change often, which require labor law posters to be updates. Below includes past & most recent mandatory labor law updates which require employers to post the latest version of these posters.

 

Mandatory change(s) for the state of Tennessee

Date
Poster/Update
  • 05/2018

    Workers' Compensation-Major poster revision including a new title, language on when/how to report an injury, and a new required fill-in field.

Mandatory federal change(s)

Date
Poster/Update
  • 07/2016

    Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Federal Minimum Wage-Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes text regarding nursing mothers and overtime rules.

  • 07/2016

    Employee Polygraph Notice-Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes the removal of penalty amount up to $10,000 against violators and revised contact numbers.

  • 05/2015

    Wyoming OSHA - Health and Safety Protection-Updated to reflect an employees right to report work-related injuries and illnesses free from retaliation.

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Tennessee Labor Law Poster Posting Requirements:

  • Occupational Safety and Health (T.C.A.50-3-2005(a)) All non-manufacturing employers must post information, in a conspicuous location, informing employees of their rights under the Hazardous Chemical Right to Know Law. The Complete Tennessee Labor Law Posters display this information accurately and clearly.
  • Unemployment Insurance (T.C.A. 50-7-304(a)) Complete Tennessee Labor Law Posters display mandatory information regarding benefit rights, claims for benefits and such other matters relating to Unemployment Insurance.
  • Child Labor Law (T.C.A. 50-5-111) Minors in the workplace are protected by Child Labor Laws, which govern the duration and type of work they can perform. The Complete Tennessee Labor Law Posters inform your employees of this information.
  • Discrimination in Employment (T.C.A. 4-21-306) Discrimination in the workplace is against the law. The Complete Tennessee Labor Law Posters inform all employees and managers of this law. Simply post it in a conspicuous location.
  • Workers' Compensation Insurance (T.C.A. 50-6-407) You must post, in a conspicuous place, information regarding Workers' Compensation Insurance rights, protections, benefits and obligations. The Complete Tennessee Labor Law Posters display this information on your behalf, so that your employees are informed, and your company is compliant.
  • Tennessee No Smoking Poster Smoking is not allowed in the workplace. The Tennessee Complete Labor Law Poster informs all employees and visitors of this law.
  • Pay Day/Wage Regulation Act (T.C.A. §50-2-103) You are required to post information regarding pay day and wage regulation in the state of Tennessee. The Tennessee Complete Labor Law Poster displays this information in a clear, easy-to-read format.
  • Federal Minimum Wage Act (29 CFR 516.4) Federal law requires that you post information with respect to the federal minimum wage increases from $6.55 an hour to $7.25 an hour, effective July 24, 2009. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location.
  • Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (38 USCA 433(a)) You are mandated by federal law to provide information regarding the rights, benefits and obligation of employees who are governed by the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. Post this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act (29 CFR 801.6) Per federal law, employees have specific rights and protections accorded to them under the Employee Polygraph Protection Act. You must inform employees of their rights under the act. Ensure that you post this information in a conspicuous location. Be aware that under 29 CFR 801.42(7) a civil penalty of up to $10,000 may be assessed against you for violating any provision of the Act.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law (29 CFR 1601.30) Your employees must be informed of their rights under federal equal employment laws. Ensure that you post this information in a prominent and accessible location.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (29 USC 2619(a)(b)) You must post information informing employees of their rights and protections per the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location, accessible by all employees.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (29 CFR 1903.2(a)(1)) You must display clear, summarized and accurate information regarding your employees' rights and protections under the Federal Occupational Health and Safety Act. Display this information in a conspicuous location, and ensure that it is not altered, defaced, or covered by other material.
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Minimum Wage Rates in Tennessee in 2020:

Currently, as of and prior to January 1, 2020, Tennessee does not have a state specific minimum wage. Tennessee adheres to the Federal Minimum Wage of $7.25 per hour.

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Important Phone Numbers: State of Tennessee

  • Wage & Hour - (866) 487-9243
  • OSHA - (800) 321-6742
  • Workers' Compensation - (800) 332-2257
  • Unemployment Insurance - (877) 813-0950
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