JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - Jefferson County employees say "thanks" to lawmakers who helped pass the new occupational tax.
The Jefferson County Employees Association hosted a reception last night for legislators who they say supported county workers while they were put on leave without pay.
The county laid off employees after the first occupational tax was declared illegal.
Workers say if lawmakers had failed to act, they would still be out of work.
Jefferson County employees returned to a 40-hour work week last Saturday.