Tennessee Employment and Labor Law Updates 2022


December

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


November

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


October

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


September

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


August

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


July

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


June

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


May

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


April

Veteran Employees

Bill

House Bill 2733

Summary

Provides that an employer shall allow the employers veteran employees to have the entirety of November 11, Veterans Day, as a non paid holiday if the veteran employee meets specified requirements.

Enacted

04/25/2022

Effective Date

04/20/2022

Topics

Employment_relations: Veteran; Leave_laws: Holidays, Unpaid_leave


Work Authorization Status of New Hires

Bill

House Bill 1853

Summary

Provides that a person shall not knowingly employ, rehire, recruit, or refer for a fee for employment an illegal alien; provides that private employers with thirty five (35) or more full time equivalent employees, on or after January 1, 2023, shall comply specified requirements; provides that those employers are only required to use the E Verify program to verify the work authorization status of employees hired on or after specified date.

Enacted

04/25/2022

Effective Date

04/19/2022

Topics

Employer_Obligations: E-verify; Employment_relations: Legal_work_status


Tennessee Integrated and Meaningful Employment Act

Bill

Senate Bill 2042

Summary

Provides that an employer shall pay an employee no less than the federal minimum wage under 29 U.S.C. Section 206, regardless of the subminimum wage authorized pursuant to 29 U.S.C. Section 214(c).

Enacted

04/26/2022

Effective Date

07/01/2022

Topics

Employment_relations: Disabled_employee; Wage_and_Hour: Minimum_wage


March

Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Bill

House Bill 2176

Summary

Relates to Department of Labor and Workforce Development; removes youth apprenticeships from being considered apprenticeships for purposes of the Tennessee Registered Apprenticeship Program Act.

Enacted

03/29/2022

Effective Date

03/28/2022

Topics

Apprenticeships: Apprenticeships


State Employees

Bill

Senate Bill 2422

Summary

Relates to state employees; replaces the list of eligibles with a pool of candidates for purposes of filling positions in state service; revises various procedures regarding proceedings against state employees.

Enacted

03/22/2022

Effective Date

07/01/2022

Topics

Industry: Public_employer


February

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


January

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.

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