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, according to wage and hour laws.
The federal overtime rule laid out in the Fair Labor Standards Act 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.