Tennessee Department Of Labor Announces Child Labor Law Training For Companies During Summer Hiring Season

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Department of Labor & Workforce Development is working with Tennessee employers that are hiring and training teen workers at their first jobs this summer to make sure those companies are up to date on the state’s child labor laws. 

Minors must be at least 14 years of age to be legally employed in Tennessee unless they are working in their parent or legal guardian’s place of business.

Minors must present valid proof of age such as a birth certificate, passport, driver’s license, or a state issued identification. Employers must keep their applications on file at the work location.

Tennessee employers must maintain an accurate reflection of the hours worked by each minor employee to show the hours worked and breaks taken during the shift that are required by state statute.

 

 

The Department of Labor employs labor standards inspectors within the Regulations and Compliance Division who travel throughout the state visiting businesses that employ minors.

Inspectors can be expected to primarily look for the following during an inspection: 
- Proof of age for each minor employed
- Employment applications on file
- Documentation of hours worked 

“We have always found the inspectors to be professional, respectful, and very conscious of the fact that we have to continue to take care of our customers while they are in our locations,” Steve Sands, Senior Human Resources Manager of Hardees, a long-time employer of younger workers with over 51 restaurants in Middle Tennessee.  “In addition, the inspectors try to lend advice and coaching to the managers when they can.”

Employers are invited to attend free labor training seminars conducted throughout the year. For more information contact the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s Labor Standards Division at 615/741-2858 Option 3 or 866/588-9814 Option 3.


CBL & Associates And Hamilton Place Recognized At ICSC's Maxi Awards

The International Council of Shopping Centers announced the winners of the 2016 U.S. MAXI Awards, highlighting the retail real estate industries innovative marketing events, programs and technologies that added value to shopping centers across the country. ICSC honored the winners on at an awards ceremony during RECon, the global real estate convention in Las Vegas.  CBL ... (click for more)

New Hamilton County Businesses

Here are the new business licenses from the County Clerk's office: 1ST RESPONDERS CHILL TIME COM 200 W MLK BLVD #1000 CHATTANOOGA, TN 37402 AMERICAN ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS INC 6111 HERITAGE PARK DR STE - A-200 CHATTANOOGA, TN 37416 AMERICAN TRANSPORTERS & DETAILERS 1817 DODDS AVENUE CHATTANOOGA, TN 37404 ANGIE'S PLACE 5030 C HIGHWAY 58 ... (click for more)

Stone Domestic Assault Case Postponed Until Aug. 9

The case in which Bobby Stone is charged with domestic assault against his wife, advisor to Mayor Andy Berke Lacie Stone, has been postponed until Aug. 9. Officials said there will be no further action until the TBI completes its investigation.  The case had been set Tuesday morning before general sessions court Lila Statom. The TBI is believed to be looking into ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Honors Military Veterans

A Memorial Day service was held at the National Cemetery on Monday. (click for more)

Calling Out Bad Behavior In St. Elmo - And Response

I have lived in the St. Elmo community of Chattanooga for practicially all 52 years of my life. My grandmother moved to St. Elmo in 1919. My Dad was literally born in a home in St. Elmo and lived his entire 72 years in this community and my Mom has lived here 60 years of her life. I am very disappointed in what my neighborhood has become. I like people. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Amputee Team Wins Relay

As a news junkie there isn’t a lot that gets past me in my morning reading, yet I had no idea there was a relay race in Chattanooga two weekends ago. Maybe that’s why 1,500 people ran away and never came back – the finish line was in Nashville. How the Ragnar Relays work is pretty simple. The organizers pick two cities that are about 200 miles apart and then 12-to-14 runners ... (click for more)