Alaska minimum wage update

  • The state minimum wage effective January 1, 2021 is $10.34, and “applies to all hours worked in a pay period, regardless of how the employee is paid — whether by time, piece, commission or otherwise.”
  • Tips do not count toward the minimum wage.
  • Public School Drivers must be paid at least twice the state minimum wage according to Alaska Law.
  • For more information, please visit the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development website.

By Megan Butz
General Counsel, HR Compliance, Checkwriters
Megan joined Checkwriters in 2020 and is responsible for reviewing, revising, and implementing internal policies of the company, advising on human resource, employment, and labor matters, and monitoring and publishing state and federal legal updates to the Checkwriters News and Compliance Center for distribution to thousands of clients around the country. Before joining Checkwriters, Megan served as a judicial law clerk for the justices of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court performing legal research and writing, followed by private practice in Cape Cod.

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