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Hours Worked: Alaska

Hours Worked requirements for other states

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

Author: Gloria Ju


  • Alaska follows the federal Fair Labor Standards Act in defining hours worked. See Overview.
  • Adult employees are not statutorily entitled to break periods, but minors under 18 are. See Break Periods.
  • On-call and standby or waiting time must be included in overtime calculations. See Waiting Time and On-Call Time.
  • Employer-required drug and alcohol testing is considered work time. See Drug Testing.