WASHINGTON (May 1, 2023) – On April 28, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed a bill into law - the Protecting Tennessee Businesses and Workers Act.
This important legislation will prevent local governments from targeting small business owners and workers with harmful regulations on employee work hours, scheduling, and productivity.
“We applaud Gov. Bill Lee for signing the ‘Protecting Tennessee Businesses and Workers Act’ into law,” said American Hotel & Lodging Association President & CEO Chip Rogers. “Tennessee is a top-tier state for employers to start a business and workers to make a living because of commonsense policies like this law. We commend the governor and state lawmakers for their hard work on this issue.”
In recent years, some cities and municipalities have targeted hotels with harmful regulations regarding employee work hours, scheduling, and productivity. The Protecting Tennessee Businesses and Workers Act will prevent this from happening in Tennessee. The Tennessee law comes after similar legislation became law in Georgia last year.