Tennessee Minimum Wage laws & HR compliance analysis

Tennessee Minimum Wage: What you need to know

You can find your state’s minimum wage rate and tip credit laws at http://hr.blr.com/state-comparison-charts/Updated-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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