Alaska Records: What you need to know

The information provided here highlights some of the more important recordkeeping requirements that apply to most employers in Alaska, regardless of industry. There may be other state recordkeeping requirements that are specific to certain businesses or industries. In addition, there are many federal statutes that require employers to keep certain records related to employment. There is additional information on federal recordkeeping requirements.
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Covered employers. All employers with minor employees under the age of 17.
Required. All minors 17 years of age and under must have a work permit on file with the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Also, employers must obtain and keep on file proof of age for all minors under the age of 17. (8 AAC 05.045). Note that employers may request an exemption from the work permit requirement. The request must be made in writing on a form provided by the Department.
To be retained. Work permits and proof of age must be retained by the employer for the duration of the minor's employment.
Covered employers. All contractors and subcontractors who perform work on a public construction contract for the state.
Required. These employers must file with the Department of Labor a sworn affidavit detailing the number of persons employed, and for each employee, the wages paid, the job classification, and the hours worked daily and weekly, and any other information required on a form issued by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The record must be kept and affidavit filed before the Friday of every second week (AK Stat. Sec. 36.05.040).
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