State Regulations for Tennessee

Date Revised: 06/01/2018

Governing Body: 

Tennessee Department of Health

License Required for Day Camps : 
Yes
License Required for Resident Camps: 
Yes
Criminal Background Checks Required: 
No
Criminal Background Checks Information: 

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
901 R.S. Gass Blvd
Nashville, TN 37216

Tennessee Code 37-5-511. Criminal violation information required of persons having access to children

Tennessee Code 38-6-109. Verification of criminal violation information

Tennessee Open Records Information Services (TORIS) - $29 per record

State Allows FBI Checks: 
Yes
State FBI Checks Text: 

A qualified organization must sign a User Agreement with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to use the Tennessee Applicant Processing Services (TAPS) program. Cost $38 for employees and $36 for volunteers.

State Sex Offender Registry: 
Minimum Wage: 

N/A*

*Federal minimum wage applies

Minimum Wage Coverage and Exemptions: 

No specified state-level exemptions. Federal FLSA exemptions applies for those covered by Act.

Subminimum Wage: 

No specified state-level Subminimum Wage. Federal FLSA Subminimum Wage rules applies for those covered by Act.

Overtime Pay Requirements: 

No specified state-level requirements. Federal FLSA ovetime pay requirements apply for those covered by Act.

Overtime Pay Exemptions: 

No specified state-level overtime page requirement exemptions. Federal FLSA overtime pay exemptions apply for those covered by Act.

Meal/Rest Period Requirements: 

Meal or rest period: 30-minute meal or rest period some time after 1st hour of shift of 6 or more hours (includes minors who work 6 consecutive hours); exception–employees that have ample opportunity for rest or breaks by nature of the work.

Student Exemption from Unemployment Tax: 
Yes
Student Exemption Information: 

Services performed in the employ of a school, college, or university by a student attending such school, college or university. Services performed by a student who is enrolled at a nonprofit or public educational institution that combines work experience with academic instruction in a full-time program for school credit at such institution;  OR
Services performed by a full-time student in the employ of an “organized camp” provided qualifications defined in T.C.A. Section 50-7-207(c)(13) of the law are met;"
Details.

Other Wages Source: