Tennessee Labor Law Posters

Employers are required to display both state and federal labor and employment posters. This means that employers must post certain notices in their workplaces so employees have access to information about the applicable labor laws. These posters, also known as workplace postings or workplace compliance posters, can be downloaded for free from our website.


Posting Requirements

The type of posters you are required to post will be determined by:

  • The nature of your business
  • The number of employees
  • The primary language spoken by your employees
  • Whether you employ people with disabilities
  • Whether you employ minors

All notices must be posted in a conspicuous place so that they can be seen and read by employees. Failure to post notices can result in stiff penalties and possible fines. 

Don't forget to visit our federal poster page to see if you require additional federal posters specific to your organization.

Find the Right Poster for You

The posters we provide are organized into four sections: 

Mandatory for All Tennessee Employers

TOSHA Safety and Health

The “TOSHA Safety and Health” Poster states that employees have rights to a safe and healthful workplace.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All TN Employers.

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Wage Regulations Act

The “Wage Regulations Act” Poster includes information about the Wage Regulations and Child Labor Acts.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All TN Employers.

[English] [Spanish]

Tennessee Law Prohibits Employment Discrimination

The “Tennessee Law Prohibits Employment Discrimination” Poster states that discrimination in the workplace is prohibited by Tennessee law.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All TN Employers.

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Tennessee Law Prohibits Discrimination in Housing

The “Tennessee Law Prohibits Discrimination in Housing” Poster states that it is illegal to discriminate in the sale, rental, advertisement, terms and conditions, and financing of housing and commercial property.

This poster must be posted conspicuously in easily accessible areas frequented by employees and applicants for employment, and at or near each location where the employees' services are performed.

This poster must also be posted conspicuously in areas frequented by residents and individuals seeking housing opportunities.

Required for: All TN Employers, Employment Agencies, Labor Organizations, Real Estate Brokers, Salespersons, or Operators, and Financial Institutions.

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Unemployment Insurance

Tennessee’s “Unemployment Insurance” Poster states that employers provide insurance to help protect employees when they become unemployed through no fault of their own.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All TN Employers.

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Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Tennessee’s “Workers’ Compensation Insurance” Poster informs employees of how to report work-related injuries.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All TN Employers.

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Payday Notice

The “Payday” Notice states when paydays are regularly scheduled.

Every employer must establish and maintain regular paydays, and post and maintain notices in at least two conspicuous places where they can be seen by the employees as they go to and from work.

Required for: All TN Employers.

Non-Smokers Protection Act

Tennessee’s “Non-Smokers Protection Act” states that smoking or vaping is prohibited in all enclosed public places.

The following places are exempt from the smoking ban provisions:

  • Private homes, private residences, and private motor vehicles unless used for child care or daycare’
  • Non-enclosed areas of public places, including open-air patios, porches or decks; any that are enclosed by garage-type doors when all such doors are open; and any that are enclosed by tents or awnings with removable sides or vents when all such sides or vents are removed or open (Smoke from these areas must not infiltrate into areas where smoking is prohibited.);
  • Venues that restrict access to persons who are 21 years of age or older at all times;
  • Private businesses with 3 or few employees, where smoking may be allowed only in an enclosed room not accessible to the general public; smoke from such a room must not infiltrate into areas where smoking is prohibited;
  • Private clubs;
  • Smoking rooms in hotels and motels, provided that no more than 25 percent of the rooms in a hotel or motel can be designated as smoking rooms;
  • Tobacco manufacturers, importers, and wholesalers;
  • Retail tobacco stores that prohibit minors;
  • Nursing homes and long-term care facilities, which are subject to the policies and procedures established by those facilities;
  • Commercial vehicles when the vehicle is occupied only by the operator.

Employers must post "No Smoking" signs at every entrance to every public place and place of employment where smoking is prohibited.

Required for: All TN Employers.

Mandatory for Some Tennessee Employers

This Organization Participates in E-Verify

The “This Organization Participates in E-Verify” Poster informs employees that this employer will provide the federal government with employees’ Form I-9 information to confirm that they are authorized to work in the U.S. 

This notice must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All TN Employers who participate in E-Verify.

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If You Have the Right to Work Don’t Let Anyone Take it Away

The “If You Have the Right to Work Don’t Let Anyone Take it Away” Poster from the Department of Justice informs employees that if they have the skills, experience, and legal right to work, their citizenship or immigration status shouldn’t merit discrimination in the workplace. This poster also provides contact information for the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER).  

This notice must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All TN Employers who participate in E-Verify.

[English] [Spanish]

Recommended

Human Trafficking

Tennessee’s “Human Trafficking” Poster states that victims of human trafficking are protected under United States and Tennessee law. It also provides the Tennessee Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline.

All Employers have the option to post this notice in a conspicuous area, but it is not required.

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Tennessee Right to Work Law

The “Tennessee Right to Work Law” Poster states that it is unlawful for any employer or organization of any kind to discriminate against someone who is affiliated with any labor union or employee organization of any kind.

All Employers have the option to post this notice in a conspicuous area, but it is not required.

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IRS Withholding Notice

Publication 213, the “IRS Withholding Notice”, is a bulletin board poster advising workers to consider whether they need to file a new Form W-4 with their employer, including options that would affect that decision like marriage or divorce, changing your name, gaining or losing a dependent, or changes to your income. 

All Employers have the option to post this notice in a conspicuous area, but it is not required.

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