As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the following meanings, respectively, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

Terms Used In Alabama Code 8-24-1

(1) COMMISSION. Compensation accruing to a sales representative for payment by a principal, the rate of which is expressed as a percentage of the dollar amount of certain orders or sales.

(2) PRINCIPAL. Any person who does all of the following:

a. Engages in the business of manufacturing, producing, importing, or distributing a product or products for sale to customers who purchase the product or products for resale.

b. Utilizes sales representatives to solicit orders for the product or products.

c. Compensates the sales representatives, in whole or in part, by commission.

(3) SALES REPRESENTATIVE. Any person who engages in the business of soliciting, on behalf of a principal, orders for the purchase at wholesale of the product or products of the principal, but does not include a person who places orders or purchases for his or her own account for resale, or a person engaged in home solicitation sales.

(4) TERMINATION. The end of services performed by the sales representative for the principal, whether by discharge, resignation, or expiration of a contract.

(Acts 1985, No. 85-543, p. 782, §1; Acts 1994, No. 94-686, p. 1319, §1.)