Alaska Minimum Wage laws & HR compliance analysis

Alaska Minimum Wage: What you need to know

You can find your state’s minimum wage rate and tip credit laws at (AK Stat. Sec. 23.10.065).
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A person employed as a school bus driver in Alaska must be paid at least two times the Alaska minimum wage.
Several occupations and industries are exempt from the minimum wage provisions of the Alaska law, including:
• Agricultural workers and those engaged in the taking of aquatic life
• Domestic workers, including babysitters, in a private home
• Government employees
• Volunteers at nonprofit religious, charitable, cemetery, or educational organizations
• Watchpersons or caretakers on premises, property, or plants that are out of operation for more than 4 months
• Certain taxi drivers
• Newspaper carriers
• Minors under the age of 18 employed on a part-time basis for up to 30 hours a week
• Any individual employed in the search for placer or hard rock minerals
• Certain workers who serve as substitute parents of institutionalized children
• Individuals employed to handpick shrimp
• Certain licensed big-game guides for the first 60 days of employment by a registered guide or master guide
• Any individual employed in a bona fide executive, professional or administrative capacity as defined by regulations of the Commissioner of Labor, an outside salesperson or any salesperson working on a straight commission basis, or a computer systems analyst, computer programmer, software engineer, or similarly skilled individual
There is additional information about these occupations.
Employers may obtain a special certificate from the state Department of Labor to pay less than the minimum wage ...

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