Answering the first of two certified questions from an Alaska federal court and overturning nearly 30-year-old precedent, the Alaska Supreme Court has held that an employer need only establish an exemption under the Alaska Wage and Hour Act by a “preponderance of the evidence,” rather than “beyond a reasonable doubt.”
Articles about Alaska Labor And Employment Law.
The Equal Pay and Living Wage Act (the Act), currently before the Alaska Legislature as Alaska Senate Bill 16, seeks several significant changes to Alaska’s minimum wage, pay equity and employment discrimination law. The Act was introduced on January 22, 2021. If enacted, it would create the most comprehensive
With only 404 total positive test results, 44 hospitalizations, and 10 deaths statewide during the pandemic as of May 22, 2020, Alaska took a big step forward in reopening its economy and lifting restrictions on social interaction. Accordingly, during a recent press conference, Governor Mike Dunleavy announced that phase III
An employer did not breach the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing under Alaska law for terminating an employee for allegedly falsifying prescription drug records, the Alaska Supreme Court has ruled. Beach v. Handforth-Kome, No. 6845 (Alaska Nov. 29, 2013). Although the employee argued that the employer’s investigation was unfair, the Court found the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing did not require the employer to provide her with additional protections, beyond that in the employee handbook. The Court also rejected the employee’s claim for retaliatory discharge.