New E-Verify Law Coming into Effect in Tennessee

Starting on January first, employers in Tennessee with over 50 employees will be required to utilize E-Verify.

This requirements comes from a change to the TLEA, which is the Tennessee Lawful Employment Act.

Once January 1st rolls around, companies with less than 50 employees do not have to use E-Verify, but they are able to if they desire.

Penalties for TLEA violations are very high. They start at a $500 company fine and $500 per violation. For a repeat offender the fines can go up to a $2,500 company fine and $2,500 per violation.

Overtime Law BLOCKED

A federal judge in Texas has blocked the overtime rule that would have made up to 4 million more workers eligible for overtime pay. The rule would have taken effect on December 1st and would have raised the threshold for “exempt” employees to $47,500. The threshold is currently $23,660.

The law could possible still take effect at some point in the future, but for now employers do not need to make any changes.