Alaska Announces Increased Minimum Wage Rate for 2021

State Update Overview

Date Updated December 2020
Labor Law Update The State of Alaska Minimum Wage Law
What Changed Increase in minimum wage rate
Mandatory or Non-Mandatory Mandatory
Updated Poster Alaska Labor Law Poster

In December 2020, the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development released a revised wage and hour poster with a new increased minimum wage rate for 2021. 

Alaska Minimum Wage Law Update

  • Minimum wage increased to $10.34 per hour effective January 1, 2021.

Wage and Hour Exemptions

Employees may be exempt from wage and hour laws based on criteria associated with their salary, actual duties, and skills. Exempt employees neither receive overtime pay nor qualify for minimum wage. Alaska labor law defines these exemptions based on Executive, Administrative, or Professional status. Learn more here.

Alaska Labor Law Poster Update

All businesses within the State of Alaska must display the new Minimum Wage notice along with other state-mandated posting requirements where it is sufficiently accessible and viewable to all employees. This change has been reflected in our Alaska & Federal Labor Law Poster and does require an immediate mandatory update. Failure to meet compliance requirements and display the updated poster could result in fines.

Order the Alaska Labor Law Poster to immediately include this required update.



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