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Discipline and termination

State procedures

Are there state-specific laws on the procedures employers must follow with regard to discipline and grievance procedures?


At-will or notice

At-will status and/or notice period?

At will.

What restrictions apply to the above?

  • The Public Protection Act;
  • Common law development (e.g., workers’ compensation, stated law, or policy);
  • Jury duty;
  • Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Act complaints;
  • Protected activity under discrimination laws; and
  • Statute on garnishments.

Final paychecks

Are there state-specific rules on when final paychecks are due after termination?

Yes. Employees must receive final wages within 21 days or the next payroll date, whichever is later.

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