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Types of Employers: Tennessee

Types of Employers requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Brightmine Editorial Team


  • Each Tennessee law may define employer differently based on variables such as number of employees, industry and more. See Defining an Employer in Tennessee.
  • Under Tennessee law, a franchisee and a franchisee's employee is generally not considered an employee of a franchisor. See Franchisor Protection Law.