Participation in E-Verify

The University of the South participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. 

Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law

Applicants to and employees of the University of the South are protected under Federal law from discrimination as listed in the notice linked below. 

Employee Rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Employees of the University of the South have rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act. An overview of the Act is linked below. 

Employee Rights under the Family Medical Leave Act

Employees of the University of the South have rights under the Family Medical Leave Act. An overview of the Act is linked below. 

Employee Rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)

The NLRA guarantees the right of employees to organize and bargain collectively with their employers, and to engage in other protected concerted activity. Employees covered by the NLRA are protected from certain types of employer and union misconduct.

Employee Rights Defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

OSHA is authorized to assure employers provide safe and healthful conditions for working men and women free of recognized hazards by setting and enforcing standards and providing training, outreach, education, and technical assistance.

Rights to a Safe and Healthful Workplace under Tennessee OSHA

The Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Act assures safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women throughout the state.

Employee Rights Under the Employee Polygraph Protection Act

The Employee Polygraph Protection Act prohibits most private employers from using lie detector tests either for pre-employment screening or during the course of employment.

Tennessee Law Prohibits Discrimination in Employment

Applicants to and employees of the University of the South are protected under state law from discrimination as listed in the notice linked below. 

Employee Rights Under the Tennessee Wage Regulations Act

Employees of the University of the South have rights under the Tennesee Department of Labor and Workforce Development's Wage Regulations Act. An overview of the Act is linked below. 

Unemployment Insurance Benefits

The University of the South provides insurance to help protect employees when they become unemployed through no fault of their own. The University pays the full cost of unemployment insurance. 

Employee Rights Under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)

USERRA protects the job rights of individuals who voluntarily or involuntarily leave employment positions to undertake military service or certain types of service in the National Disaster Medical System. USERRA also prohibits employers from discriminating against past and present members of the uniformed services, and applicants to the uniformed services.

Tennessee Workers' Compensation Insurance Benefit

The University of the South pays the entire cost of workers' compensation insurance covering all employees who sustain work-related injuries or illnesses. Workers' compensation insurance pays for authorized medical bills and a portion of the employee's salary when the employee is absent due to compensable work-related injury or illness.