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Overtime: Alaska

Overtime requirements for other states

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

Author: Thomas M. Daniel, Perkins Coie LLP


  • In Alaska, employees must be paid overtime not only when they work more than 40 hours in a workweek, but also when they work more than eight hours in a workday. See Overview.
  • An employee's regular rate must be set forth in a written contract of employment. See The Regular Rate.
  • Alaska law authorizes flexible work hour plans that do not require payment of overtime if they are voluntary and do not require work of more than 10 hours per day (such as four work days of 10 hours each). See Flexible Work Hour Plans.