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SECTION 31-51n

Sec. 31-51n. Definitions. When used in this section and section 31-51o:

1. "Covered establishment" means any industrial, commercial or business facility which employs, or has employed at any time in the preceding twelve-month period, one hundred or more persons;  

2. "Employer" means any person who directly or indirectly owns, operates or has a controlling interest in a covered establishment, excluding the state or any political subdivision thereof, or any agricultural enterprise or any construction enterprise;

3. "Employee" means any individual engaged in service to an employer in a business of his employer;  

4. "Person" means one or more individuals, partnerships, associations, corporations, limited liability companies, business trusts, legal representatives or any organized group of persons; 

5. "Relocation" means the removal of all or substantially all of industrial or commercial operations in a covered establishment to a location outside the state of Connecticut;  

6. "Closing" means the permanent shutting down of all operations within a covered establishment, provided "closing" shall not include the reopening of a covered establishment within the state, covered establishments which close under the provisions of the Federal Bankruptcy Act, as amended (USC Title 11), or covered establishments shutting down operations due to natural disasters.

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