Last updated on: February 22nd, 2022
Hours & Pay Regulations
Unpaid Leave Based on Agreement between employer and employee (FSLA). The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require payment for time not worked, such as vacations or holidays (federal or otherwise). These benefits are generally a matter of agreement between an employer and an employee (or the employee’s representative). Alaska does not have holiday pay or vacation pay stated in the law and is decided on the basis of employer and employee agreement.
Effective January 1, 2021, the minimum wage in Alaska is $10.34.
The above information on minimum wages might not be up to date & subject to change. Kindly access the DOL website for the current rates.
Employers must provide employees summoned for jury duty with paid time off in order to serve as jurors. Employees are required to provide their employers with their jury summons the next working day after the employees receive them. An employer may not require an employee to use annual, vacation, unpaid leave, or sick leave for time spent serving as a juror. The employer may be able to deduct wages the employee received for serving as a juror from the employee’s compensation. An employer may not discharge or subject an employee to any adverse employment action due to serving as a juror, provided the employee returns to work following dismissal from jury duty.
Employees who are registered to vote must be permitted to take the necessary time off from work, up to one hour, to vote in any municipal, county, state or federal primary or general election. Employees must provide reasonable notice to their employers if they require time off to vote. The employer may specify the hours of leave. However, if an employee’s work schedule begins at least two hours after the polls open, or ends at least one hour prior to the polls closing, the employee is not eligible for voting leave.
In addition to the federal law USERRA, Alaska law provides military members with paid leave for days they are engaged in the field, coast defense or other training or service ordered under federal laws governing the U.S. Reserves. An employer is required to pay no more than 168 hours per the calendar year to an employee called into active state service. Upon return from leave, the employee may not suffer a loss of time, efficiency rating, annual leave or sick leave.
State employees (working 30 or more hours per week) are allowed a minimum of 40 hours and a maximum of 80 hours of paid leave
for screening, organ donation, and bone marrow donation. (§39.20.275).