Involuntary and Voluntary Pay Deductions: Alaska
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Alice Gilman
- In Alaska, an employer must begin withholding for child support immediately upon receipt of the withholding order. Payments must be remitted within seven business days after payday. If an employee is terminated from employment, the employer must send a termination notice promptly to the state child support agency and retain the withholding order for three years. Special rules apply to interstate withholding orders. Penalties are imposed for violations of the law. See Child Support Withholding.
- Alaska limits the amount of disposable income that is subject to creditor garnishment withholding. The limits are not based on the Consumer Credit Protection Act. See Creditor Garnishment Withholding.
- If an employee has unpaid state or local taxes, an employer may be required by a court order to withhold from the employee's wages to pay off the tax liability. See Tax Levies.
- In Alaska, a lease-purchase agreement may not include a wage assignment. See Voluntary Wage Assignments.