Applicability of Employment Laws by Number of Employees

How many employees must an employer have for a particular law to apply?

100     Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act)

50       Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

20       Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)

15       Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

15      Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)

15      Title VII

1        Unemployment Compensation Law

1        Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

1        Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)

There are several other state laws as well, including:  5 Tennessee Workers’ Compensation (1 for construction/coal mining), 8 Tennessee Human Rights Act, and 100 Tennessee Maternity Leave Act.

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About Andrew (Andy) Wampler

For over a decade, I have provided legal services to businesses and individuals in Northeast Tennessee. I spend time litigating breaches of contract, medical malpractice, and commercial disputes and have worked on a number of transactions. I also advise businesses, working much of my time on healthcare and employment matters.

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