Does This Law Apply to My Organization in Tennessee?

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Author: XpertHR Editorial Team

Below are some of the most significant employment-related Tennessee laws applying to private employers and which employers must comply with each law. Be aware that there are other laws an employer might need to follow that are not listed here.


Law1 Covered Employers2
Child Labor Act All employers
Employee Online Privacy Act All employers
Non-Smoker Protection Act All employers
Parental leave law Employers with 100 or more employees
Plant Closings and Reduction in Operations Act Employers with 50-99 employees
Tennessee Disability Act (TDA) Employers with eight or more employees
Tennessee Employment Security Law All employers
Tennessee Human Rights Act (THRA) Employers with eight or more employees
Tennessee Lawful Employment Act (TLEA) Employers with six or more employees
Tennessee Public Protection Act (TPPA) All employers
Tennessee's Occupational Safety and Health Act All employers
Tennessee Wage Regulation Act Employers with five or more employees
Workers' Compensation Law Employers with five or more employees

1Laws link to primary coverage on XpertHR.com; the law may be addressed in other places on XpertHR.com as well.
2Where "All employers" is listed, there may still be limited exceptions, such as agricultural employers or employers that employ only family members.