The current minimum wage in Alaska is $10.34.
The minimum wage has been set to increase with inflation each year, and will always be at least $1 more than the federal minimum wage.
Public school bus drivers must be paid at least two times the current minimum wage.
Employers are not allowed to pay tipped employees a reduced minimum wage rate. They must be paid the standard minimum wage.
Employers are prohibited from handling an employee’s tipped wages unless they are delivering the cash amount of a tip left for an employee via a credit card or redistributing tips based on a lawful tip pooling arrangement.
Employers must pay non-exempt employees an overtime rate of 1 ½ times the regular rate when they work more than 40 hours in a workweek or 8 hours in a day.
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. Workers making at least this salary level may be eligible for overtime based on their job duties.
Employers are not required to provide breaks to employees 16 years of age or older.
If they choose to do so, employers do not have to pay for breaks longer than 20 minutes as long as the employee is free to do as they wish.
Employers must provide minor employees with a 30-minute break if they work more than 5 consecutive hours.
The break must occur after the first hour and a half and before the beginning of the last hour of the shift.