Legal Alert: Tennessee Immigration Law Effective January 1, 2008


Effective January 1, 2008, Tennessee employers who knowingly employ illegal aliens risk having their business licenses suspended. Tennessee?s Illegal Alien Employment Act prohibits employers from knowingly employing illegal aliens and provides that if any state or local government agency, officer or employee has reason to believe that an employer is violating the act, the agency, officer or employee shall file a complaint with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DOL). If the DOL finds that the employer has violated the law, the Commissioner of Labor shall order the regulatory board or local government to suspend the employer?s business license until employer shows that it is no longer in violation of the law. If another violation of the law occurs within three years of the first violation, the employer?s business license shall be suspended for one year.

See full alert for more.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

Written by:

Published In:

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© FordHarrison | Attorney Advertising

Don't miss a thing! Build a custom news brief:

Read fresh new writing on compliance, cybersecurity, Dodd-Frank, whistleblowers, social media, hiring & firing, patent reform, the NLRB, Obamacare, the SEC…

…or whatever matters the most to you. Follow authors, firms, and topics on JD Supra.

Create your news brief now - it's free and easy »

All the intelligence you need, in one easy email:

Great! Your first step to building an email digest of JD Supra authors and topics. Log in with LinkedIn so we can start sending your digest...

Sign up for your custom alerts now, using LinkedIn ›

* With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name.