Section 25-14-2

Legislative findings.

The Legislature finds and declares the following:

(1) That employee leasing is a growing industry in the State of Alabama and that professional employer organizations provide increased opportunities for employers to develop cost-effective methods of satisfying their personnel requirements and providing employees with access to certain employment benefits which might otherwise not be available to them.

(2) The Legislature deems it necessary, however, in the interest of the welfare of workers and employers to establish standards for the operation, regulation, and registration of professional employer organizations in Alabama to be administered by the Workers' Compensation Division of the Department of Labor, and it is the intent of the Legislature that this be accomplished pursuant to the Alabama Professional Employer Organization Registration Act.

(3) That any allocation of the employer duties and responsibilities pursuant to this chapter will preserve all rights to which covered employees would be entitled under a traditional employment relationship.

(Act 2006-229, p. 397, §2.)