2022 Code of Alabama
Title 41 - State Government.
Chapter 23 - Department of Economic and Community Affairs.
Article 14
Section 41-23-230 - Definitions.

Universal Citation: AL Code § 41-23-230 (2022)

Section 41-23-230


For the purposes of this article, the following words shall have the following meanings:

(1) CALL CENTER. A physical location within the State of Alabama at which the predominant activity conducted at the location is described by NAICS Code 561422 and at which 50 or more individuals are employed to conduct that activity. The term does not include data centers.

(2) CONTRACT. An economic development agreement between an employer and the state or a political subdivision of the state that directly provides the employer with a grant, loan, or tax credit as an incentive to locate a call center in Alabama.

(3) EMPLOYER. A call center that has received a grant, loan, or tax credit from the state or any political subdivision of the state and employs either of the following:

a. Fifty or more individuals, excluding part-time employees.

b. Fifty or more individuals who, in the aggregate, work at least 1,500 hours each week for the employer, not including overtime hours.

This term does not apply to the State of Alabama or its agencies or departments.

(4) GRANT, LOAN, OR TAX CREDIT. An economic development incentive included in a contract that is directly related to an employer's call center. The term does not include any grant, loan, or tax credit that is not directly related to an employer's call center.

(5) PART-TIME EMPLOYEE. An individual employed for an average of fewer than 20 hours each week or for fewer than six of the 12 months before the date on which a determination to relocate is made.

(6) RELOCATE or RELOCATION. The act of moving a call center physically located within this state to a location physically located outside this state. The term does not apply to the closure of, or a reduction in force at, a call center, or one or more facilities or operating units within a call center, due to reasons other than relocation.

(7) SECRETARY. The Secretary of the Department of Commerce.

(Act 2019-374, §1; Act 2021-276, §1.)

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