May 05, 2015
On April 10, 2015, Gov. Haslam signed SB 475 into law, creating Public Chapter No. 114. Under the previous law, whether a person is deemed an employee or an independent contractor or some other classification affects the duties and benefits of the employing entity and the person who is employed or whose services are contracted. The enactment of Public Chapter No. 114 changes Tennessee law so that neither a franchisee nor a francishee's employee will be deemed to be an employee of the franchisor for any purpose. This has far-reaching effects for employers who are part of a franchise, especially with respect to employer mandate requirements. Impacted employers should consult with legal counsel to determine the ramifications of this new law. The law is effective immediately.
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