Tennessee Overtime laws & HR compliance analysis

Tennessee Overtime: What you need to know

Tennessee has no overtime law of its own. Consequently, all overtime questions are governed by federal law.
Tennessee’s Wage Regulations Act now requires that employees bring their complaints to the state Department of Labor, rather than initiating a civil court proceeding. Initiating a complaint in a civil court proceeding was previously allowed.
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Every employer with at least one employee who is covered by the federal FLSA must post a notice outlining the federal overtime requirements. This notice is available from:
Nashville District Office:
U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division
1321 Murfreesboro Road, Suite 511
Nashville, TN 37217-2626
Knoxville Area Office:
John J. Duncan Federal Building
710 Locust Street, Room 101
Knoxville, TN 37902-2557
Memphis Area Office:
Federal Office Building
167 North Main Street, Room 484
Memphis, TN 38103-1814

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