Alabama is known to be an employer-friendly state. For the most part, any laws that differ from federal law are pro-business, with very few employee-rights such as additional protected classes expanding on federal law. However, there are exceptions to this. For example, Alabama’s restriction on the hours a minor may work and various leave laws might be considered pro-employee.
This page is a round-up of the state and municipal laws in Alabama.
Updated to include information on the new constitutional amendment strengthening the 'right to work' stance.
Several states have filed a lawsuit asking a federal court to nullify new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations from the US Department of Labor (DOL) before they take effect December 1.
Updated to include the standard interstate child support order compliance requirements of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) as adopted by the state.
Enhanced to improve the comprehensiveness, organization and topics covered of state employment laws.
Enhanced to link users to the most comprehensive coverage of each law and to improve the organization and scope.
Updated to reflect the preemption of local leave laws, effective February 25, 2016.
Updated to reflect the preemption of local minimum wage laws, effective February 25, 2016.
Revised to reflect a new compete law, which repeals the state's prior law, effective January 1, 2016.
Updated to reflect changes to restrictive covenant law, effective January 1, 2016.
A roundup of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help Alabama employers ensure they are compliant with state HR and employment laws.