Frequency of Payments
All wages earned between the 1st and 15th of the month must be paid by the 5th of the following month. All wages earned between the 16th and the last day of the month must be paid by the 20th of the following month.
You must establish regular paydays and post notices setting those paydays in at least two (2) conspicuous places.
Manner of Payments
You can pay your employees by cash, check, or direct deposit.
Payment Upon Separation
If an employee leaves your company for any reason, you must pay them by the next regular payday or within 21 days of leaving, whichever occurs later.
You can only make a deduction from an employee’s paycheck if the employee agreed to it in writing.
Uniforms & Other Required Equipment or Tools
Tennessee does not have any laws about whether you can require an employee to purchase a uniform or equipment necessary for them to do their job.
Pre-Hire Medical, Physical, & Drug Tests
Tennessee does not have any laws about whether you can require employees to pay for pre-hire exams.
Notice of Wage Reduction
You must notify an employee before changing their wage rate.
Tennessee does not have any laws about whether you have to give each employee a paystub on payday.
Tennessee does not have any specific payroll recordkeeping laws.
You must notify an employee of their rate of pay before they perform any work at that rate.
You must post notices setting regular paydays in at least two (2) conspicuous places.