Employment and Labor Laws

Alabama

Alabama Minimum Wage Law – 2022

The current Alabama minimum wage rate is $7.25 as established by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Employers are required to pay employees Alabama’s minimum wage rate for every hour worked unless the employer or employee is exempt by state or federal law. Regarding the tip wage rate, Alabama allows employers to pay employees who earn tips a rate that is $2.13 per hour, as established by the FLSA so long as the wage rate plus tips results in the employees earning standard minimum wage when combined. Additionally, Alabama’s laws may allow employers, in limited situations, to pay certain employees a subminimum wage as established by the FLSA.


Minimum wage

Alabama has not established a state minimum wage rate. Because there is not an Alabama minimum wage and most employers and employees in Alabama are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the minimum wage set forth in that law would typically apply. Currently, the federal minimum wage rate is $7.25.


Tip minimum wage

Alabama does not have minimum wage or overtime laws and, thus, has not established a tipped minimum wage. Because most employers and employees in Alabama are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the standards for tipped wages set forth in that law typically apply.


Tip pooling and sharing

Alabama does not have minimum wage or overtime laws and, thus, has not established a rules regarding tip or gratuity pooling. Because most employers and employees in Alabama are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the standards for tip or gratuity pooling set forth in that law typically apply.


Subminimum wage

Employees with disabilities

Alabama does not have minimum wage laws and, thus, does not address subminimum wage rates employers may pay to employees with disabilities. Because most employers and employees in Alabama are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the standards for wage rates for employees with disabilities set forth in that law typically apply.


Trainees

Alabama does not have minimum wage laws and, thus, does not address subminimum wage rates employers may pay to trainees. Because most employers and employees in Alabama are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the standards for wage rates for trainees set forth in that law typically apply.


Apprentices

Alabama does not have minimum wage laws and, thus, does not address subminimum wage rates employers may pay to apprentices. Because most employers and employees in Alabama are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the standards for minimum wage rates for apprentices set forth in that law typically apply.


Learners

Alabama does not have minimum wage laws and, thus, does not address subminimum wage rates employers may pay to learners. Because most employers and employees in Alabama are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the standards for minimum wage rates for learners set forth in that law typically apply.


Student learners

Alabama does not have minimum wage laws and, thus, does not address subminimum wage rates employers may pay to student learners. Because most employers and employees in Alabama are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the standards for minimum wage rates for student learners set forth in that law typically apply.


Student workers

Alabama does not have minimum wage laws and, thus, does not address subminimum wage rates employers may pay to student workers. Because most employers and employees in Alabama are subject to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, the standards for minimum wage rates for student workers set forth in that law typically apply.


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