Tennessee does not have an established state minimum wage rate, so the federal rate of $7.25 applies.
There is no state tipped minimum wage rate either, so the federal rate of $2.13 applies.
Federal law requires employers to pay non-exempt employees an overtime rate of 1 ½ their regular rate for all hours worked in a workweek in excess of 40.
The federal overtime rule stipulates that the minimum salary requirement for administrative, professional, and executive exemptions is $684 per week, or $35,568 per year.
Employers with more than 5 employees must provide a 30-minute meal break to employees scheduled to work more than 6 hours, unless the nature of the workplace environment provides ample opportunity to rest.
Lactating employees must be provided with a private place that is close to their work area to express milk, and reasonable break time to do so.