Tennessee Broadens Definition of Misconduct Under Unemployment Law

Recently the Tennessee General Assembly broadened the definition of misconduct which will disqualify a claimant from receiving unemployment compensation.  Under the expanded definition misconduct now includes any conduct constituting a criminal offense for which the claimant has been convicted or charged that involves dishonesty arising out of the claimant’s employment or was committed while the claimant was acting within the scope of employment.

This amendment is another win for Tennessee employers, and furthers the General Assembly’s efforts to tighten the unemployment belt. 

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