Tennessee Minimum Wage laws & compensation compliance analysis

Tennessee Minimum Wage: What you need to know

You can find your state and local minimum wage rates and tip credit laws in the Minimum Wage Chart.
Local governments in Tennessee may not require employers to pay employees higher wages or prevailing wages than that required by state or federal law as a condition of doing business in that locality. There is an exception for prevailing wages if a contract with the federal government will be denied funding if a higher wage is required and not paid.
Tennessee’s Wage Regulations Act now requires that employees bring their wage complaints to the state Department of Labor (DOL), rather than initiating a civil court proceeding. Initiating a complaint in a civil court proceeding was previously allowed.
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An employer with at least one employee who is covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) must post a notice outlining the federal minimum wage requirements. This notice is available online through the DOL at http://www.dol.gov/whd or from a DOL district office:
U.S. Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division
Nashville District Office:
1321 Murfreesboro Road, Suite 511
Nashville, TN 37217-2626
866-487-9243 (toll-free)
Knoxville Area Office:
John J. Duncan Federal Building
710 Locust Street, Room 101
Knoxville, TN 37902-2557

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