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.