THE ALASKA LABOR LAW GUIDE:

What You Need To Know

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$11.73

Alaska Minimum Wage Laws

In Alaska, the current minimum wage is $10.85/hour for non-tipped employees. For tipped employees, Alaska does not have a separate tipped minimum wage; all employees must be paid at least the full minimum wage of $11.73/hour. Employers are required to ensure that employees receive this minimum wage for all hours worked. Additionally, Alaska’s minimum wage is adjusted annually based on inflation.

30 Minutes

Per 5 Hours

In Alaska, employers are required to provide employees who are minors with a 30-minute break if they work continously for more than 5 hours. This break must be scheduled after the first hour and a half, and before the last hour of their shift.

2 Years

Filing Claims

Alaska’s statute of limitations for overtime claims and minimum wage claims requires that lawsuits be filed within 2 years from the date the work was performed. Wage and benefit claims must be filed within 3 years from the date the work was performed.

1.5x

Alaska Overtime Laws

The FLSA mandates employers to pay overtime at one and a half times the regular rate for hours worked over 8 in a day or 40 in a week, unless the employee is exempt. Additionally, some employees (e.g., some salaried workers) are exempt from overtime.

Termination Laws

Employment-at-will State

Alaska follows employment-at-will principles, allowing employers to terminate employees without a written contract for any non-discriminatory reason and without retaliation for lawful actions taken by the employee.