Republicans, Business Groups Bash Biden’s Employee Vaccine Mandate

President Joe Biden’s Executive Order Requiring Businesses With 100 Or More Employees To Require Vaccinations Against COVID-19 Received A Strong Response From Tennessee Republicans And Business Organizations.

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Haslam Named Treasurer Of TN Right-To-Work Amendment Committee

Former Governor Bill Haslam Will Serve As Treasurer On The Newly Formed “Yes On 1” Committee That Was Launched To Put Right-To-Work Into The Tennessee Constitution.

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Staffing Shortages Still Affecting Tennessee Small Businesses

“Tourism And Hospitality And Travel Industry Is The No. 2 Industry In Our State And The No. 1 Employer. It Took The Hardest Hit, With Travel, During The Pandemic. But Now We Are Open For Business, And We Are Hiring Aggressively.”

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TN Jobless Claims Hits Pandemic Low As Federal Unemployment Benefits Come To End

Tennessee Had Its Lowest Number Of New Unemployment Claims In The Week Ending June 19th Since The Impact Of COVID-19 Began In March 2020.

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Labor Shortage Takes Toll On Tennessee Businesses

Small Businesses In Tennessee Are Having Trouble Hiring Employees Because Of A Nationwide Labor Shortage Sparked By Continued Federal Pandemic Unemployment Benefits.

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Tennessee’s Participation In Federal Unemployment Programs Will End In July

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee Announced Tuesday The State Will Stop Participating In Added Federal Unemployment Benefits In An Effort To Encourage Tennesseans On Unemployment To Start Working Again.

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Bill To Level Playing Field For Tennessee Small Businesses Heads To Lee’s Desk (updated April 8, 2021)

The Tennessee Legislature Has Discussed Many Policy Changes In Reaction To The Government’s Response To The COVID-19 Pandemic, Including How Restrictions Affected Small Businesses. To That End, The General Assembly Has Unanimously Passed Legislation To Level The Playing Field For Small Businesses.

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Tennessee Senate Passes Bill To Level Playing Field For Small Businesses

The Tennessee Senate Voted Unanimously Thursday To Approve A Bill Aimed At Levelling The Playing Field Between Small And Large Businesses During Required Closures Such As Those Surrounding The COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Debating A Federal $15 Minimum Wage

Congressional Budget Office States That Increasing The Minimum Wage To $15 An Hour Would Increase The Income Of 17 Million People But It Would Come At A Cost, Disproportionately Impacting Part-Time Workers And Adults Without A High School Diploma.

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