Tennessee Employment Law Update – March 2017

Tennessee

Veterans Hiring Preference

On March 22, 2017, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed legislation (H.B. 165) authorizing private employers to give hiring preference to:

  • Honorably discharged veterans;
  • Spouses of a veteran with a service connected disability;
  • Unremarried widows or widowers of a veteran who died of a service connected disability; and
  • Unremarried widows or widowers of a member of the military who died in the line of duty.

The bill does not require private employers to provide a preference in hiring to any of the persons listed above.

The law went into effect upon signing.

Read TN H.B. 165

DLWD Updated Unemployment Insurance Poster

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DLWD) has updated its Unemployment Insurance poster. The new poster contains updated information regarding applying for benefits and maintaining eligibility.

The new poster has a revision date of 3/17.

Download the Poster