Does your business hire seasonal workers in Tennessee? Do some of those employees file unemployment claims that are deemed valid by the state? Then this post is for you.
Seasonal businesses, such as canoe and boat rental operations, marinas, theme parks, camps, certain resorts, and others, have complained they receive unemployment insurance claims from workers who are only hired for several months. Even worse, such claims are often approved, costing the businesses time, money, and aggravation.
Several years ago, NFIB fought successfully to establish a seasonal employer definition in state law, which is now in effect. The time is rapidly approaching for seasonal employers to apply for that status.
Download the form, complete, and return between Sept.1-Oct.31 to be considered a seasonal employer in 2022. Read more information from Tennessee’s Department of Labor & Workforce Development on Seasonal Employers and on important legal requirements.