Alaska Labor Law Updates

It is a mandatory legal requirement that employers in the state of Alaska display both federal and state labor law posters in a conspicuous location in their workplaces. These employment posters are required for each company location, in order to be in compliance with the law. Below is a list of the state and federal updates that have occurred for Alaska so far in 2019. Updates can occur any time of year so there may be more to be announced.

Mandatory change(s) for the state of Alaska

  • 12/2019

    Alaska Minimum Wage-Revised with new $10.19 per hour minimum wage effective January 1st, 2020.

  • 10/2018

    Alaska Minimum Wage-Added 2019 minimum wage of $9.89 effective January 1st as well as a revised AK DoL email address.

  • 11/2017

    Alaska Minimum Wage-Updated to reflect new 2018 minimum wage rate of $9.84, effective January 1, 2018.

Mandatory federal change(s)

  • 07/2016

    Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Federal Minimum Wage-Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes text regarding nursing mothers and overtime rules.

  • 07/2016

    Employee Polygraph Notice-Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes the removal of penalty amount up to $10,000 against violators and revised contact numbers.

  • 05/2015

    Wyoming OSHA - Health and Safety Protection-Updated to reflect an employees right to report work-related injuries and illnesses free from retaliation.


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Alaska Labor Law Poster Posting Requirements:

  • Alaska Wage and Hour Act (Alaska Statutes, 23.10.105) Our full-color Alaska Complete Labor Law Poster displays a summary of the Alaska Wage and Hour Act, and ensure that all employees can easily review the information in the workplace. Remember, you're required by AS 23.10.050-23.10.150 to display this information.
  • Safety and Health Protection Including Emergency Information (Alaska Statutes, 18.60.68) The Alaska Complete Labor Law Poster covers essential occupational health and safety information to help keep your employees safe. Plus, it keeps your company compliant, since you're required by Alaska Statutes 18.60.68 to display this information wherever employees might be exposed to toxic or hazardous substance or a physical agent.
  • >Unemployment Insurance (Alaska Statutes, 23.20.335) Our Alaska Complete Labor Law Poster clearly displays a summary of Unemployment Compensation rules and guidelines (compliant with Alaska Statues, 23.20.335). It's your obligation to provide this information in clear, accessible manner.
  • Workers' Compensation Insurance (Alaska 23.30.060): Your employees have a right, under Alaska Statues 23.30.060, to access Workers' Compensation Insurance information. Our Alaska Complete Labor Law Poster helps you display this information clearly, so that you can post it in a conspicuous location.
  • Sexual Harassment (Alaska Statue 18.80.220): Sexual harassment in the workplace is against both Alaska human rights law, and federal law. Our Alaska Complete Labor Law Poster the key information that you're legally required to display in the workplace.
  • Emergency Information (AS 18.60.058(a): Key emergency information, including any workplace injuries or fatalities, must be reported to the Alaska DOL rapidly and in the appropriate manner. The Alaska Complete Labor Law Poster clearly displays key emergency information that you're required to display under Alaska Statutes 18.60.058(a).
  • Child Labor Poster: It's your job to ensure that all employees know that workers under the age of 18 face certain restrictions. The Alaska Complete Labor Law Poster clearly displays this information so that your workplace remains compliant.
  • Federal Minimum Wage Act (29 CFR 516.4) Federal law requires that you post information with respect to the federal minimum wage increases from $6.55 an hour to $7.25 an hour, effective July 24, 2009. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location.
  • Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (38 USCA 433(a)) You are mandated by federal law to provide information regarding the rights, benefits and obligation of employees who are governed by the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. Post this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act (29 CFR 801.6) Per federal law, employees have specific rights and protections accorded to them under the Employee Polygraph Protection Act. You must inform employees of their rights under the act. Ensure that you post this information in a conspicuous location. Be aware that under 29 CFR 801.42(7) a civil penalty of up to $10,000 may be assessed against you for violating any provision of the Act.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law (29 CFR 1601.30) Your employees must be informed of their rights under federal equal employment laws. Ensure that you post this information in a prominent and accessible location.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (29 USC 2619(a)(b)) You must post information informing employees of their rights and protections per the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location, accessible by all employees.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (29 CFR 1903.2(a)(1)) You must display clear, summarized and accurate information regarding your employees' rights and protections under the Federal Occupational Health and Safety Act. Display this information in a conspicuous location, and ensure that it is not altered, defaced, or covered by other material.
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Minimum Wage Rates in Alaska in 2019:

Alaska currently has a state minimum wage of $9.89 and indexed annual increases will begin on January 1, 2018. These annual increases will be a fair minimum, indexed to the cost of living.

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Important Phone Numbers: State of Alaska

  • Wage & Hour - (907) 269-4909
  • OSHA - (800) 321-6742
  • Workers' Compensation - (907) 465-2790
  • Unemployment Insurance - (888) 252-2557
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