NOTICE: New regulations for board and lodging/per diem on remote public construction projects went into effect on November 25th, 2018. Read the regulations here.
Please note: Effective Jan. 1, 2019, the Alaska minimum wage is increasing from $9.84 to $9.89 per hour.
- Read the 2019 minimum wage determination here
- Update your workplace Summary of Alaska Wage and Hour Act poster here
Wage and Hour Administration
- Minimum Wage Determination
- Updated Certified Payroll Forms
- Juneau Wage & Hour Third-Monday Seminars
- Anchorage Wage & Hour Third-Tuesday Seminars
- Fairbanks Wage & Hour Second-Wednesday Seminars
Programs administered by Wage and Hour include: Wage Claims; Minimum Wage and Overtime Enforcement; Child Labor Enforcement; Prevailing Wage Enforcement; Employment Preference Enforcement; Licensing Employment Agencies; Construction Contractor Licensing; and Alaska Family Leave Act.
The Wage and Hour Administration provides sole enforcement of several laws dealing with the payment of wages to workers (wage claims, prevailing wage, minimum wage and overtime). The agency acts on behalf of workers to collect unpaid or underpaid monies from employers through a variety of administrative, quasi-judicial and judicial procedures. The Prevailing Wage program ensures that all contractors working on public construction projects pay the same costs for labor, thereby preventing an unfair competitive advantage based on the use of cheap imported labor. The Construction Contractor Licensing program protects the public from unlicensed, unbonded contractors, while protecting properly licensed contractors from unscrupulous and unfair competition. The agency also oversees the enforcement of child labor laws to insure that minor workers are not exploited; administers the licensing of private employment agencies and oversees their operation; enforces the Alaska Family Leave Act as it applies to public employees; and monitors the employment of workers on public works projects to ensure that resident workers get their fair share of employment.
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org