Part 1 General Provisions 50-7-101 – 50-7-109
Part 2 Definitions 50-7-201 – 50-7-219
Part 3 Benefits 50-7-301 – 50-7-306
Part 4 Premiums 50-7-401 – 50-7-452
Part 5 Funds 50-7-501 – 50-7-507
Part 6 Administration 50-7-601 – 50-7-613
Part 7 Enforcement 50-7-701 – 50-7-715
Part 8 Tennessee Works Act of 2012 50-7-801 – 50-7-807

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 50 > Chapter 7

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Agriculture: means :

    • (i) The land, buildings and machinery used in the commercial production of farm products and nursery stock. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105

    • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
    • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
    • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
    • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
    • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
    • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
    • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
    • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
    • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
    • Code: includes the Tennessee Code and all amendments and revisions to the code and all additions and supplements to the code. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
    • Computation date: means December 31 of each calendar year with respect to rates of premiums applicable for the twelve-month period beginning with the following July 1. See Tennessee Code 50-7-403
    • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
    • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
    • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
    • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
    • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
    • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
    • Department: means the department of labor and workforce development. See Tennessee Code 50-7-803
    • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
    • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
    • Dislocated worker: means an individual who:

      • (A) Has been terminated or laid off, or who has received a notice of termination or layoff from employment, including an individual:

        • (i) Currently eligible for unemployment insurance benefits. See Tennessee Code 50-7-803

        • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
        • Displaced homemaker: means an individual who has been:

          • (A) Providing unpaid services to the individual's family members in the home. See Tennessee Code 50-7-803

          • Eligible training expenses: means expenses determined by the department to be eligible for grants awarded through the Tennessee works pilot program. See Tennessee Code 50-7-803
          • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
          • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
          • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
          • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
          • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
          • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
          • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
          • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
          • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
          • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
          • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
          • Knowingly: means having actual knowledge of or acting with deliberate ignorance or reckless disregard for the prohibition involved. See Tennessee Code 50-7-403
          • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
          • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
          • Livestock: means all equine as well as animals that are being raised primarily for use as food or fiber for human utilization or consumption including, but not limited to, cattle, sheep, swine, goats, and poultry. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
          • Month: means a calendar month. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          • Oath: includes affirmation. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
          • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
          • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          • Person: has the meaning given that term by § 7701(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, codified in 26 U. See Tennessee Code 50-7-403
          • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
          • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
          • Premium rate year: means the period of time beginning July 1 of any year and ending on June 30 of the succeeding year. See Tennessee Code 50-7-403
          • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
          • Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          • real property: include lands, tenements and hereditaments, and all rights thereto and interests therein, equitable as well as legal. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
          • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in a perceivable form. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          • relative: means spouse, child, stepchild, adopted child, grandchild, son-in-law, daughter in-law, parent, step-parent, parent-in-law, grandparent, brother, sister, half brother, half sister, step-brother, step-sister, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, aunt, uncle, nephew and niece. See Tennessee Code 50-7-403
          • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
          • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
          • Representative: when applied to those who represent a decedent, includes executors and administrators, unless the context implies heirs and distributees. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
          • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
          • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
          • Subpoena duces tecum: A command to a witness to produce documents.
          • Taxable payroll: means the total amount of taxable wages paid for employment by an employer during a twelve-month period ending on December 31. See Tennessee Code 50-7-403
          • taxable year: means the period beginning January 1, 1972, through June 30, 1973, and thereafter the period beginning July 1 and extending through June 30 of the following year. See Tennessee Code 50-7-403
          • Testify: Answer questions in court.
          • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
          • Trade adjustment assistance funds: means funds distributed in accordance with the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance Reform Act of 2002, compiled in title 19 of the United States Code. See Tennessee Code 50-7-803
          • Trade or business: includes the employer's workforce. See Tennessee Code 50-7-403
          • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
          • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
          • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
          • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
          • Violates or attempts to violate: means , but is not limited to, intent to evade, misrepresentation or willful nondisclosure. See Tennessee Code 50-7-403
          • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
          • written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
          • Year: means a calendar year, unless otherwise expressed. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105