Terms of Employment: Alaska
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Gloria Ju
- Employers in Alaska must ensure that all terms of employment comply with the state's Human Rights Law, which provides broader coverage than federal antidiscrimination laws. See State Laws Affecting Terms of Employment > Alaska Human Rights Law.
- Employers must provide wage-related information to employees in two different ways. See State Laws Affecting Terms of Employment > Alaska Wage and Hour Act.
- Employers may need to provide transportation or subsistence to terminated employees under certain circumstances. See State Laws Affecting Terms of Employment > Transportation/Subsistence Upon Termination.
- Employers are prohibited from deceiving individuals about the terms of employment in order to get the individuals to work for them. See State Laws Affecting Terms of Employment > False Representations.
- Alaska is an employment at-will state that recognizes certain exceptions to the at-will doctrine. See The At-Will Employment Relationship.
- Alaska courts will alter an overbroad covenant not to compete if it is reasonable to do so and if the covenant was drafted in good faith. See Restrictive Covenants in Employment.