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Voluntary Terminations: Alaska

Voluntary Terminations requirements for other states

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

Author: Michael C. Jacobson, XpertHR Legal Editor


  • Alaska employees who provide advance notice of resignation are not protected by legislation requiring employers to retain them beyond the date of resignation. See Notice of Resignation.
  • If an employee resigns with accrued benefits including vacation pay or paid time off, the employer is generally not required to compensate the employee for unused benefits in Alaska. See Termination Pay and Unused Benefits.
  • Alaska's definition of forced resignation or constructive discharge largely mirrors federal law, but the analysis of constructive discharge claims is somewhat different than the analysis in other states. See Constructive Discharge.