2020 Code of Alabama
Title 41 - State Government.
Chapter 23 - Department of Economic and Community Affairs.
Article 14
Section 41-23-231 - Notification of Intent to Relocate a Call Center, Facility, Etc; Violations; Penalties.

Universal Citation: AL Code § 41-23-231 (2020)

Section 41-23-231

Notification of intent to relocate a call center, facility, etc; violations; penalties.

(a) An employer that intends to relocate a call center, or one or more facilities or operating units within a call center consisting of at least 30 percent of the call center's total volume when measured against the previous 12-month average call volume from this state, shall notify the director at least 120 days before the relocation is scheduled to occur.

(b) If the employer fails to provide notice pursuant to subsection (a), the director shall notify the Attorney General of the failure, and the Attorney General shall commence an action for assessment of a civil penalty against the employer in the circuit court in the county where the employer's call center is located. Upon a finding that an employer has violated subsection (a), the court shall assess a civil penalty of not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000) against the employer for each day the employer failed to provide the notice.

(c) A court may reduce a civil penalty imposed under subsection (b) if the court determines that an employer has shown just cause as to why notification under subsection (a) was not made in the time frame required.

(Act 2019-374, §2.)

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