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Immigration, Form I-9 and Work Visas: Tennessee

Immigration, Form I-9 and Work Visas requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Christine P. Corrigan, CPC Writing Services


  • Tennessee law prohibits employers from hiring illegal aliens. See Hiring Undocumented Workers.
  • The Tennessee Lawful Employment Act requires employers with 35 or more employees to verify that all newly hired employees are eligible to work in the US by using the federal E-Verify system. See Employment Eligibility Verification and E-Verify.
  • Contractors are prohibited from supplying goods or services to a state governmental entity if it knowingly utilizes the services of illegal immigrants in the performance of a contract to supply goods or services entered into with the state or a state entity. See Prohibited Contracts.