An Alaska employment contract establishes the rights and obligations of an employee and the organization that hired them. The form outlines how the two parties will work together, including the role the employee has in the company, how they’ll be paid, the benefits they’ll receive, when they can take time off, and the length of their employment.
Alaska permits “at-will” employment, which gives the employer the option to terminate the employee at any time, for nearly any reason (see exceptions below). The opposite of at-will employment is contracted employment, which provides an official start and end date to the worker’s time with the company.
Independent Contractor Agreement – A form for hiring non-employee (1099) workers. Must be signed by the client and the hired contractor.
Subcontractor Agreement – Used by contractors for hiring freelancers for a specific task. Provides both parties with clarity on their duties to one another.
- Labor Statutes: Title 23, Ch. 20
- Definition of Employment: § 23.20.525
- Minimum Wage: $10.34 (Min. Wage Standards)
- Overtime: Must be paid to employees that work 40+ hours in a week, or more than 8 hours in a day. (§ 23.10.060)
- Record Keeping: Employers must keep records for at least 3 years. (§ 23.10.100)
Permitted? Yes, but with the following exceptions:
- Jury duty (§ 09.20.037(a))
- Retribution (§ 18.60.089(a))
- Military Service (§ 26.05.340(c))
- Whistleblower / Wage Complaints (§ 23.10.135)
- Garnishment (§ 25.27.062(f))