There is no state law for minimum wage in Alabama, so most employees are entitled to the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour as set forth in the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Tipped employees must be paid at least $2.13 an hour in cash wage and make a total minimum compensation of $7.25 per hour, including tips.
The FLSA requires employers to pay employees an overtime rate of one and a half times their regular rate for all hours worked in a workweek in excess of 40, unless the employee is exempt from overtime requirements.
The federal overtime rule stipulates that the minimum salary requirement for administrative, professional, and executive exemptions is $684 per week, or $35,568 per year.
Alabama does not require businesses to provide breaks.
Alabama law requires that employees who are 14 and 15 years of age and scheduled to work 5 continuous hours must be given a 30-minute break.