Employers must treat pregnancy-related disabilities the same as other temporary disabilities are treated regarding time off. This includes the commencement and duration of a leave of absence, the availability of extensions, the accrual of seniority and other benefits while on leave, and job reinstatement. There is more information.
Some states have comprehensive laws that require private employers to grant employees time off for the birth or adoption of a child or to care for a family member with a serious illness, but Alaska does not have such a law for its private employers. However, Alaska employers with 50 or more employees are covered by the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Alaska employers with fewer than 50 employees are free to provide leave time or not, at their own discretion. There are more details on the FMLA.