To amend Section 36-26-100, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to the Fair Dismissal Act, to expressly provide that instructors are included in the definition of employee and to remove certain application exceptions.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA:Section 1. Section 36-26-100 of the Code of Alabama 1975, is amended to read as follows:
"The term "employees," as used in this article, is deemed to mean and include all persons employed by county and city boards of education, two-year educational institutions under the control and auspices of the State Board of Education, the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind not to include production workers at the Alabama Industries for the Blind, and educational and correctional institutions under the control and auspices of the Alabama Department of Youth Services, who are so employed by any of these employers as bus drivers, lunchroom or cafeteria workers, maids and janitors, custodians, maintenance personnel, secretaries and clerical assistants, instructors, supervisors, and all other persons not otherwise certified by the State Board of Education. Only full-time employees who are not otherwise covered by the state Merit System
, or the teacher tenure law , or other state statute at the time this article is adopted are intended to be covered by this article. Full-time employees include (a) (1) adult bus drivers and (b) (2) other employees whose duties require 20 or more hours in each normal working week of the school term, employing board holidays excepted. Substitute teachers and substitute employees are excluded from the this article."
Section 2. This act shall become effective immediately following its passage and approval by the Governor, or its otherwise becoming law.