Alaska Hours Worked




Hours worked

Alaska has adopted the definition, rules, and regulations established under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act related to determining when an employee’s time should be counted as hours worked for purposes of minimum wage and overtime requirements. FLSA: Hours Worked; AK Statutes 23.10.095; AK Admin. Code 8-15.105



Workweek

Alaska defines a workweek as a fixed and recurring period of 168 hours which is equivalent to seven (7) consecutive twenty-four (24) hour periods. The seven day period that forms the workweek may begin on any day of the week, but must start on the same calendar day and at the same hour each week. An employer may change the day an employee’s workweek begins, but may not do so to avoid paying overtime. See also FLSA: Workweek; AK Admin. Code 8-15.910(15)




Waiting time

Alaska law requires employer to pay employee for standby or waiting time. Standby or waiting time is time employees are required by their employer to wait for work and are not able to effectively use the time for their own purposes. See also FLSA: Standby/Waiting Time; AK Admin. Code 8-15.910(13)



On-call time

Alaska law requires employers to pay employees for on-call time if the employees are required to remain on or near the employer’s premises and are not able to effectively use the time for their own purposes. An employer is not required to pay employees for on-call time if the employees are allowed to leave the general area of the employer’s premises and are able to effectively use the time for their own purposes. See also FLSA: On-Call Time; AK Admin. Code 8-15.910(9)



Sleeping time

Alaska has adopted the definition, rules, and regulations established under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act related to determining when an employer is required to pay an employee for sleeping time for purposes of minimum wage and overtime requirements. sleeping time“>FLSA: Sleeping Time; AK Statutes 23.10.095; AK Admin. Code 8-15.105



Travel time

Alaska has adopted the definition, rules, and regulations established under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act related to determining when an employer is required to pay an employee for travel time for purposes of minimum wage and overtime requirements. FLSA: Travel Time; AK Statutes 23.10.095; AK Admin. Code 8-15.105



Meeting, lecture, and training time

Alaska has adopted the definition, rules, and regulations established under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act related to determining when an employer is required to pay an employee for meeting, lecture, and training time for purposes of minimum wage and overtime requirements. FLSA: Meeting, Lecture, and Training Time; AK Statutes 23.10.095; AK Admin. Code 8-15.105



Show up or reporting time

Alaska law does not require employers to pay employees for reporting or showing up to work if no work is performed. An employer is also not required to pay an employee a minimum number of hours if the employer dismisses the employee from work prior to completing their scheduled shift. Employers are only required to pay employees for hours actually worked.