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Division of Labor Standards and Safety

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Wage and Hour Administration


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.


Contracting Agency ONLY
Public Construction project notification

New Minimum Wage
Press Release (PDF)

The new minimum wage took effect February 24, 2015, regardless of the January 1, 2015, date cited by the statute.

Because this law was passed as an Initiative Act (election by the people), as opposed to a Legislative Act (passed through the legislative process), the law becomes effective 90 days after the lieutenant governor certifies the election.*

* Sec. 15.45.220. Adoption and effective date of proposed law.
If a majority of the votes cast on the initiative proposition favor its adoption, the proposed law is enacted, and the lieutenant governor shall so certify. The act becomes effective 90 days after certification.


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USDOL Wage and Hour

USDOL Youth Safety
Policy Notice
Wage and Hour General Links
Wage and Hour Offices
Wage and Hour Jurisdiction
Forms and Publications
Frequently Asked Questions
Wage Issues
Wage and Hour Laws and Regulations (Pamphlet 100)
Recordkeeping Requirements
Forms and Publications
  1. Wage Claim Form
  2. Voluntary Flexible Work
    Hour Plan
Frequently Asked Questions
Child Labor Laws
Employment of Children Laws and Regulations (Pamphlet 200)
Child Labor Summary
Youth Worker Rights
Commercial Fishing and Minors
Entertainment Work Permit Information
Entertainment Work Permit
Minors in the Workplace (Video)
Forms and Publications
Title 36/Little Davis Bacon/
Public Construction
Title 36 Contracts - Public Construction laws (Pamphlet 400)
Laborer’s and Mechanic’s Minimum Rates of Pay (Pamphlet 600)
Filing Certified Payrolls On-line
News Release - New On-site Enforcement Policy
Per Diem Rate policy
Debarred Contractors Prohibited from Bidding or Working as Contractors on Public Construction Projects
Employment Preference Information
2015 Employment Preference Determination
2015 Employment Preference Information Sheet
2015 Q & A
2013 Determination of Zone of Underemployment and Eligible Occupations
Truck Driver Information
Revised On-site & Trucker regulations
Truck Driver FAQ
Mandatory Overtime Limitations for Nurses (MOLN)
MOLN laws (AS 18.20.400 – 499)
Forms and Publications
  1. Summary of MOLN Poster
  2. Overtime and On-Call
    hours Reporting Form
  3. Nurse’s Complaint Form
  4. Frequently Asked



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