What Employers Need to Know
The Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Act requires certain employers to provide workers’ compensation insurance benefits. It is illegal for an employer to require an employee to pay any portion of the business’ workers’ compensation premiums.
- Who can I exclude from my workers' compensation policy?
- What if I cannot find an insurance company to write a workers' compensation policy for me?
- If I have five or more employees and my workforce drops below five, may I drop my workers' compensation coverage?
- If I am not required to provide workers’ compensation insurance benefits, can I still do so?
- What happens if I am not required to have workers' compensation insurance and one of my employees has a work-related injury?
- How many employees do I have to have before I am required to have workers' compensation insurance?
- Are there special rules for sole proprietors or partners?
- Which employers are required to provide workers’ compensation benefits?
- What should an employer do when an employee reports an injury?
- What happens if the injured employee is released to return to work on light duty, but light duty is not available?
- How much are the wage replacement benefits if a doctor takes my employee off work?
- When are wage replacement benefits due to injured employees?
- Should the injured employee receive doctor's bills?
- What if the employee is unhappy with the physician he/she selected from the employer's panel.
- Are part time employees included in the five employee requirement for workers' compensation insurance?
- What if the authorized physician orders light or restricted duty?
- When do workers' compensation benefits stop?