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Employment Verification


Starting January 1, 2017

Tennessee Lawful Employment Act

The Tennessee Lawful Employment Act (TLEA) also known as E-Verify requires all employers in Tennessee to demonstrate that they are hiring and maintaining a legal workforce.

The Tennessee Lawful Employment Act also known as E-Verify requires all employers in Tennessee to demonstrate that they are hiring and maintaining a legal workforce either by:

  • Enrolling and verifying the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees through the E-Verify program, or 
  • Requesting all newly hired employees and “non-employees” to provide one of the following identity and employment authorization documents prior to the employee’s performing work:
    • A valid Tennessee driver's license or photo identification;
    • A valid driver's license or photo identification from another state where; the license requirements are at least as strict as those in Tennessee; 
    • A birth certificate issued by a U.S. state, jurisdiction or territory;
    • A U.S. government issued certified birth certificate;
    • A valid, unexpired U.S. passport;
    • A U.S. certificate of birth abroad (DS-1350 or FS-545);
    • A report of birth abroad of a U.S. citizen (FS-240);
    • A certificate of citizenship (N560 or N561);
    • A certificate of naturalization (N550, N570 or N578);
    • A U.S. citizen identification card (I-197 or I-179);
    • Valid alien registration documentation or other proof of current immigration registration recognized by the United States department of homeland security that contains the individual’s complete legal name and current alien admission number or alien file number (or numbers if the individual has more than one number)

SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS AND I-9 FORMS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE DOCUMENTS.

A “non-employee” is an individual, other than an employee, who is paid directly by the employer in exchange for the individual’s labor or services 

Use E-Verify for your business

The department is authorized to enter into any memorandum of understanding or other agreement required by the E-Verify program to operate this office. If an employer does not have Internet access, then the office shall, at no charge to the employer, enroll the employer in the E-Verify program or conduct work authorization status checks of the employer's employees by using the E-Verify program; provided, that the employer signs a prescribed form, under penalty of perjury, attesting to the employer's lack of Internet access and completes any paperwork required by the E-Verify program to permit the office to provide such assistance.

TLEA Complaint Form

Any lawful resident of Tennessee or any employee of a federal agency may file a complaint alleging a violation of the employment verification provisions of the Act.  If there is satisfactory evidence of a violation, the Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development will conduct an investigation.  The complaint shall, at a minimum, include the name of the individual filing the complaint, and satisfactory evidence of a violation as determined by the commissioner.

TLEA Complaint Form

Violations
 

  • 2016
  • 2015
  • Final Order
    Date  
    Private Employers   Place of Business Violation   Subsequent
    Violation
    Assessed
    Penalties
    02/25/2016 Madison Funeral Home 219 E. Old Hickory Blvd.
    Madison, TN 37115
    20 First $10,500.00
    02/25/2016 Menchies #43 234 Brookview Center Way, Suite 103
    Knoxville, TN 37919
    14 First $7,500.00
    02/26/2016 Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen 5749 Brainerd Road
    Chattanooga, TN 37411
    3 First $2,000.00
    03/02/2016 Krystal Company #JTN002 12 Stonebridge Boulevard
    Jackson, TN 38305
    3 First $2,000.00
    03/22/2016 All In One Recycling, Inc. 824 Industrial Drive
    Murfreesboro, TN 37128
    11 First $6,000.00
    03/23/2016 Midway Market #2 5000 Mueller Brass Road
    Covington, TN 38019
    2 First $1,500.00
    04/01/2016 Cancun Mexican Restaurant & Cantina 1809 Board Street
    Chattanooga, TN 37048
    9 First $5,000.00
    06/27/2016 The Vitamin Shoppe #669 2807-B Wilma Rudolph Blvd.
    Clarksville, TN 37040
    1 First $1,000.00
    07/01/2016 Quiznos #8829 407 Highway 46 South
    Dickson, TN 37055
    6 First $3,500.00
    07/08/2016 Subway #31715 1200 Highway 48
    Clarksville, TN 37040
    7 Second $4,000.00
    07/11/2016 Farmer's Enrichment Center 246 E H Crump
    Memphis, TN 38126
    15 Second $8,000.00
    07/12/2016 Everything Weapons 7061 Moores Lane
    Brentwood, TN 37027
    16 Second $8,500.00
    07/12/2016 Natural Sorb 191 East Industrial Drive
    Jacksboro, TN 37757
    26 Second $13,500.00
    07/12/2016 Wendy's #17 719 Thompson Lane
    Nashville, TN 37204
    15 Second $16,000.00
    07/29/2016 Burlington 345 Northgate Mall Drive
    Chattanooga, TN 37415
    14 First $7,500.00
    07/29/2016 Uncle Sam Fireworks 625 N Main Street
    Rocky Top, TN 37769
    4 First

    $2,500.00

    08/11/2016 Walgreens #5564 2 Mathis Drive
    Dickson, TN 37055
    6 First $3,500.00
    08/17/2016 Wendy's of Clarksville #210 1883 Fort Campbell Boulevard
    Clarksville, TN 37042
    5 Second $6,000.00
    08/29/2016 McDonald's #11342 106 Highway 641 North
    Camden, TN 38320
    1 Second $2,000.00
    09/06/2016 Shell Food Mart 15287 State Route 111
    Spencer, TN 38585
    2 Second $3,000.00
    09/09/2016 Krystal #8 2619 Franklin Park
    Nashville, TN 37204
    2 Second $1,500.00
    09/26/2016 Papa John's Pizza #4227 Highway 51 South, Suite E
    Atoka, TN 38004
    24 Second $25,000.00
    10/03/2016 Subway #37482 2716 N. Central Avenue
    Humboldt, TN 38343
    5 First $3,000.00
    10/14/2016 Sonic Drive-In of McKenzie #2485 15755 Highland Drive
    McKenzie, TN 38201
    2 First $1,500.00
    10/14/2016 Autozone #0359 910 U.S. Highway 51
    Covington, TN 38103
    1 First $1,000.00
    10/24/2016 Fred's #2970 16280 Highway 6
    Somerville, TN 38068
    3 Second $4,000.00
    10/25/2016 Sonic Drive-In #2456 413 N Lindell Street
    Martin, TN 38237
    4 Second $5,000.00
    10/27/2016 Taco Bell #26370 117 Parkstone Place
    Jackson, TN 38205
    1 Second $1,000.00
    11/14/2016 Ruler Foods #347 323 East Main Street
    Brownsville, TN 38012
    10 First $5,500.00
    11/18/2016 Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant 2102 Hamilton Place Boulevard.
    Chattanooga, TN 37421
    2 Second $3,000.00
    11/30/2016 Walgreens #11464 1114 East Main Street
    Brownsville, TN 38012
    2 First $1,500.00
    11/30/2016 Walgreens #7983 700 East Reelfoot Avenue
    Union City, TN 38261
    3 First $2,000.00
    11/30/2016 Pardner's Bar-B-Que 5444 Highway 11 East
    Piney Flats, TN 37686
    33 First $17,000.00

     

  • Final Order
    Date  
    Private Employers   Place of Business Violation   Subsequent
    Violation
    Assessed
    Penalties
    08/07/2015 Brakebill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 5837 Lyons View Pike
    Knoxville, TN 37919
    9 First $5,000.00
    08/07/2015 Wendy's #5456 120 Highway 641 North
    Camden, TN 38320
    2 Second $1,500.00
    09/24/2015 Abuelo's Mexican Restaurant 2102 Hamilton Place Boulevard
    Chattanooga, TN 37421
    4 First $2,500.00
    10/06/2015 Wendy's #216 1824 Tiny Town Road
    Clarksville, TN 37042
    1 Second $1,000.00
    10/15/2015 Krystal's MFS016 3675 Lamar Avenue
    Memphis, TN 38118
    5 First $3,000.00
    10/29/2015 Dowlen Sawmill, LLC 3435 Burgess Gower Road
    Cedar Hill, TN 37042
    1 First $1,000.00
    11/10/2015 Baskin Robbins 2510 Lebanon Road
    Nashville, TN 37214
    2 First $1,500.00
    12/09/2015 Tops Bar-B-Q #15 6130 Macon Road
    Memphis, TN 38134
    4 First $2,500.00
    12/17/2015 Subway Scenic City 208 Frazier Avenue
    Chattanooga, TN 37405
    9 First $5,000.00
    12/17/2015 Kids Foot Locker #06871 3001 Knoxville Center Drive
    Knoxville, TN 37924
    5 First $3,000.00