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Special Sub-minimum Wages

Reference Number: MTAS-1514
Reviewed Date: 09/11/2023

Although the FLSA allows sub-minimum wages for some workers, the State of Tennessee passed Public Chapter 870 (Senate Bill 2042) known as the "Tennessee Integrated and Meaningful Employment Act". The Act became effective July 1, 2022. The Act states that "an employer shall pay an employee no less than the federal minimum wage under 29 U.S.C. § 206, regardless of the subminimum wage authorized pursuant to 29 U.S.C. 29 § 214(c)."