Christina Hageny

leads Valor with over a decade
of CPP / PHR professional
experience

Christina Hageny

leads Valor with over a decade
of CPP / PHR professional
experience

Paying Employees in Tennessee

Tennessee 2020 Minimum Wage: $7.25 per hour

Tennessee Overtime Rules: 1.5 x’s the regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek

Tennessee Paystub Requirements:

  • No pay stub requirement

How often do you have to pay employees in Tennessee?

  • Employees must be paid at least twice per month.

When is an employee’s final check due in Tennessee?

  • Voluntary resignation – wages are due by the next regular payday or 21 days of termination, whichever is later.
  • Involuntary termination – wages are due by the next regular payday or 21 days of termination, whichever is later.

Tennessee Withholding Tax 

  • N/A – no state income tax
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Tennessee Unemployment Tax

Tennessee Unemployment Tax Registration

Tennessee Unemployment Tax Employer Liabilities

  • New employer rate: 2.7%
  • 2020 Wage Base: $7,000

Tennessee Unemployment Tax Due Dates

  • Return and payment are due quarterly on the last day of the month following the end of the reporting period

Tennessee New Hire Reporting

  • Employers can submit new hires online using the Tennessee New Hire Reporting system
  • Tennessee New Hire Reporting Program
    PO Box 438
    Norwell, MA 02061
  • Phone: (888) 715-2280
  • Fax: (877) 505-4761

Tennessee Child Support

  • Employers can remit Tennessee child support payments online using the tn.smartchildsupport.com website.
  • SDU
    PO Box 305200
    Nashville, TN 37229
  • Phone: (800) 446-0814
  • Email: CsEmpServices.DHS@tn.gov

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