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.


Law* Covered Employers**

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

*Laws link to primary coverage on XpertHR.com; the law may be addressed in other places on XpertHR.com as well.

**Where "All employers" is listed, there may still be limited exceptions, such as agricultural employers or employers that employ only family members.