Alaska Labor Laws – Wage and Hour
Alaska’s current minimum wage rate is $9.89.
For more information on Alaska’s minimum wage laws, visit our Alaska Minimum Wage Laws page, which includes topics such as minimum wage, tip minimum wage, tip sharing and pooling, and subminimum wages.
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Alaska labor laws require employers with four (4) or more employees to pay employees overtime at a rate of 1½ time their regular rate when they work more than 40 hours in a workweek or eight (8) hours in a workday. Some exceptions apply. Alaska DOL Wage and Hour Summary. An employer must also comply with federal overtime laws. See FLSA. Federal law will apply in cases where it benefits employees more than state law, otherwise state law applies.
Meals and Breaks
Alaska labor laws require employers to provide at least a 30-minute break to employees ages 14-17 if they work five (5) or more consecutive hours. The break must occur after the first hour and a half of work but before the beginning of the last hour of work. Alaska Statute 23-10-350.
Alaska employers are not required to provide breaks to employees ages 18 and over. However, if an employer chooses to provide a break, it must pay its employees for the time on break if it is 20 minutes or less. Meal periods provided by employers of over 20 minutes do not need to be paid, so long as employees do not perform any work. See FLSA.
Information about Alaska vacation leave laws may now be found on our Alaska Leave Laws page.
Information about Alaska sick leave laws may now be found on our Alaska Leave Laws page.
Information about Alaska holiday leave laws may now be found on our Alaska Leave Laws page.
Jury Duty Leave
Information about Alaska jury duty leave laws may now be found on our Alaska Leave Laws page.
Information about Alaska voting leave laws may now be found on our Alaska Leave Laws page.
Alaska labor laws do not require employers to provide employees with severance pay. Alaska Dept. of Labor FAQs. If an employer chooses to provide severance benefits, it must comply with the terms of its established policy or employment contract.