The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is responsible for various aspects related to labor and employment in the state of Tennessee. Their primary role is to promote the welfare of workers and protect their rights. They administer and enforce labor laws, including those related to minimum wage, overtime pay, workplace safety, and workers' compensation. The department also provides resources and programs to support job seekers in finding employment and offers assistance to employers in recruiting and retaining a skilled workforce. Additionally, they oversee the unemployment insurance program in Tennessee, which provides temporary financial assistance to eligible individuals who have lost their jobs.