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Employee Handbooks - Work Rules - Employee Conduct: Alabama

Employee Handbooks - Work Rules - Employee Conduct requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: J. Day Peake III, Phelps Dunbar LLP


  • Alabama is an employment at-will state, although there are exceptions which may alter the status of the employment relationship. See At-Will Employment.
  • Alabama offers protection for nursing mothers which affects employment policies on breastfeeding in the workplace. See Nursing Mothers.
  • The Alabama Clean Indoor Air Act governs rights to implement smoking policies in the workplace. See Smoking and Drug Use in the Workplace.
  • A public employee's right to political free speech has its limits. One Alabama statute governs the extent to which a public employee may exercise such rights. See Public Employee Limits on Political Free Speech.
  • The State offers some regulations and statutes concerning leave and attendance policies in addition to the general federal scheme. See Work Rules Regarding Employee Work Schedules.