January 18, 2010

Tennessee Legislature suspends Workers' Compensation regulations. Sources indicate either until March 28, 2010 or 2011.

From the Knoxville Bar Association's legislative update: "Worker's Compensation -- The General Assembly approved legislation calling for immediate suspension of a new law to require sole proprietors and partners engaged in the construction industry to carry workers' compensation coverage on themselves due to unintended effects of the act. The law will be suspended until March 28, 2010. In the meantime, the legislature will discuss alternative ways to address gaps in coverage for workers in companies of all sizes in the various construction fields in order to address the problem without harming small business owners."

However, other independent sources say the regulations are suspended until March 28, 2011.

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